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Rural Services Academy Programme brings innovation to industry

9 February 2022

A development programme to broaden employee knowledge across PGG Wrightson’s many areas of business 15 years ago is bringing both new people and new innovations to agriculture and horticulture.

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Westland Milk people have a passion for learning

25 January 2022

The opportunity to study for a qualification has kindled a passion for learning among staff at South Island dairy company Westland Milk with more than 60 of its manufacturing team studying toward a Dairy Processing Apprenticeship.

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Successful career established in just five years

3 January 2022

Should we ever stop learning? West Coast dry stock farmer Brendon Graham doesn’t think so and has established a successful new career in five short years thanks to Primary ITO.

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Trades Academy Legends of Hawkes Bay

7 December 2021

Trades Academy is a partnership programme that gives senior school students a kickstart towards an exciting career in the primary industries.

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Amenity Landscaping a rewarding career for women

3 December 2021

Zoe Taylor has found her happy place working in landscaping after 10 years in the workforce doing a range of work from processing and packaging, food production, to administration and customer service.  

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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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Supporting careers in dairy farming

22 November 2021

With 41 dedicated dairy experts across the motu, Primary ITO’s people are dedicated to getting on every farm – wherever learners need them.  

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Training for brand new staff

15 November 2021

There’s a lot to think about when employing staff, especially if they’re completely new to the industry. That’s where the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) is valuable as we will design a programme to complement your business.

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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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Four seasons in one day on the Taihape-Napier Road

4 October 2021

Covering 80,000 acres of central North Island high country, Ngamatea Station is an iconic property in farming circles. It’s also a great place to learn what it takes to reach the top in the industry.