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Training a must for Eden Park’s hallowed turf

7 June 2024

If you’re not trained or in training, you won’t be taking care of the Eden Park turf. Simple as that.

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.

New training to increase fruit production skills and opportunities across the country

2 November 2023

New fruit production training from Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga promises to make it easier for employees and businesses to get the skills they need.

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New training programmes for indoor crop production

1 November 2023

New Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga training programmes for Indoor Crop Production provide essential knowledge on water conservation, weather prediction, and environmental risk management, as climate change becomes an increasing focus for all.

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Outdoor crop production apprenticeships and training

1 November 2023

New Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga training programmes for Outdoor Crop Production provide essential knowledge on irrigation systems and the efficient use of resources throughout the production cycle.

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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.

Apprenticeships grow capability for Landscape Construction company

24 July 2023

Creating a learning environment at work is an important part of developing team members at large Auckland landscape construction company Modern Environments, says Managing Director Simon Farrell.

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New nursery programme now includes water conservation

12 July 2023

If you have worked in nursery production for at least three years and are keen to extend your technical skills, the refreshed Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga New Zealand Certificate in Nursery Production (Level 4) has the key skills to grow your career.

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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Training opportunities can help address skills shortage

13 April 2023

Encouraging and training workers to gain qualifications and progress in the horticultural industry is a key way to address the skills shortage affecting the industry.