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Quality wine needs quality wine growers – it all starts on the vine

6 November 2022

Primary ITO has responded to the wine growing industry’s need for a programme dedicated to their unique requirements.

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Apprenticeships provide opportunities for staff and employers

18 August 2022

Post-harvest apprenticeships are providing an opportunity for large South Auckland kiwifruit operation Punchbowl PackCo to grow and advance members of its packhouse team and lift both skills and morale in the company.

Bite-sized vehicle and machinery training

11 July 2022

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 2022!

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Horticulture apprentices create hidden gardens

2 December 2021

Wellington City Council (WCC) horticulture apprentices are showcasing their skills by creating seven themed gardens as part of the capital city's Hidden Gardens Project taking place from 20 November until 15 December.

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From learner to training his own team

8 October 2021

Kaia Kerrisk loves his job managing the Carrington Resort and Golf Course grounds with his team of turf specialists and garden managers on Northland’s picturesque Karikari Peninsula.

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Covid-19 brings career changes and opportunities in horticulture

11 August 2021

Covid 19 has disrupted life for many and for some it has been in a good way prompting a career change to work in the horticulture sector, something Auckland Botanic Gardens collection curator Pippa Lucas welcomes.

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Qualifications bring opportunity for whānau and whenua

21 July 2021

Ngāti Kuri iwi in the beautiful Far North descend from the founding peoples of Aotearoa’s northern most peninsula Te Hiku o Te Ika, where they cherish their whenua and put their mahi into looking after it and their people for future generations to come.

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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.

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Study opportunity turns life around for young whanau

1 March 2021

Samantha Dhand has had a hard upbringing and never thought she could be successful at anything until she was introduced to a pathway of opportunity through studying horticulture at the Primary ITO.

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Creative streak sparks passion for amenity horticulture

3 August 2020

For Bay of Plenty-based amenity horticulture apprentice Natalie Holmes, it was her love of working with plants outside that attracted her to the industry.