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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.

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New Amenity training programme has options for all

5 April 2023

Featuring more choice and up-to-the-minute techniques, Primary ITO’s new amenity training programmes promise a more hands-on focus for people passionate about caring for parks, gardens and open spaces.

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Leadership programme develops primary sector team

16 January 2023

From agriculture to horticulture, vineyards to fish farms, and everything in between, strong team leadership skills are essential to building a successful and high performing team.

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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.

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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.