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Ben Purua wins Māori Young Farmer competition at Ahuwhenua Trophy

24 May 2024

Emotions were high as Ben Purua was announced as the winner of the 2024 Young Māori Farmer Award for Dairy at the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy, taking the opportunity to call out the benefits of training and his apprenticeship.

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NZ Dairy Industry Awards showcase talent

23 May 2024

Primary ITO learners were among the winners on stage at the 2024 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA) in Queenstown on Saturday 11 May.

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The nuts and bolts of environmental practices on the farm

22 March 2024

Primary ITO has launched the new Farm Environment Planning Level 4 Micro-credential (a smaller sized piece of targeted learning) in response to farmers and their staff needing to know how to implement and monitor a farm environment plan.

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Managing Milk Harvesting programme for dairy goat and sheep milking industries

20 November 2023

A new Managing Milk Harvesting “micro-credential” is extending skills and knowledge to improve milk quality and production for those working in the dairy goat and sheep milking industries.

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Bite-sized vehicle and machinery training

1 June 2023

From tractors to quad bikes and everything in between. Get yourself or your team trained with our hugely popular vehicle and machinery micro-credentials in 2023!

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Learning opportunities set successful career path

22 May 2023

Waikato Dairy Manager of the Year Runner Up Sicelo Nene is very thankful for being able to learn about the New Zealand dairy industry and gain qualifications while he works his way up in the industry.

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Learning together supports dairy business

16 May 2023

Waimakariri contract milkers Kirstie and Wayne Pritchard wouldn’t be without the support and opportunities that Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga offers to their business.

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Primary ITO programme sets trainee up for awards and career success

15 May 2023

Natasha Price grew up on a dairy farm but never considered a career in dairy farming. Her plans changed due to the Covid-19 disruption and now she’s an award-winning dairy trainee with goals for a successful future in dairying.

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On-farm learning for next generation of dairy farmers

8 May 2023

Bringing the next generation of dairy farmers through by offering them on-the-job learning is important for the future of the industry, says Tasman district dairy farmer Kevin Freeman.

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On-farm learning brings new people into dairy industry

3 May 2023

Having Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga supporting their on-farm team to learn on the job enables Waikato dairy farmers Mel and Josh Thomson to bring people with no experience into the dairy industry, says Mel.