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Work-based training fosters positive culture at Indevin

11 April 2024

Offering work-based training opportunities at its vineyards and wineries is key to attracting more people to work in the viticulture industry, according to Aotearoa’s largest grower and producer of New Zealand wine, Indevin Group.

Horticulturalist of the Year Competition showcases talent

22 November 2023

Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga learner and Nelson orchardist Meryn Whitehead is the winner of the coveted title of New Zealand Young Horticulturist of the Year, after a tightly fought contest in Auckland.

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Wine Growing Apprenticeship paves the way for future career

7 August 2023

What started out as a vineyard job on a working holiday has developed into a thriving viticulture career and working towards completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship in Wine Growing for Giuli Davila.

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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Career change leads to awards in viticulture

4 October 2022

Tahryn Mason was a university student set for an academic career when a summer job at an Auckland vineyard prompted him to leave student life behind for what has become an award-winning career in viticulture.

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Diploma qualification supports move to sustainable wine growing

25 August 2022

Completing a diploma in agribusiness management is opening the way for Marlborough vineyard manager Phillip Dight to tackle the next big challenge in his role, moving to sustainable wine growing.

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Meet Ohu - a great Trades Academy success story

21 May 2021

I was met with a huge hug from one of our fantastic success stories, the lovely Ohu Unga, a former Trades Academy student at Waiheke High School who is now working at Casita Miro Vineyard.

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Wrap around support opens the way for Māori tauira

30 April 2021

Starting the learning journey later on their mahi path is making a positive difference to the lives of two East Coast horticulture workers and their whānau.

Diploma more than just about gaining a qualification

4 March 2021

Scott Adams’s large Marlborough property with its mix of native trees, forestry plantation, grape growing, honey production and sheep and beef…

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Why viticulture success depends on business management know-how

16 November 2019

Viticulture is a practical industry suited to practical people – so discussing budgets and financial spreadsheets with an accountant isn’t usually an enjoyable conversation.