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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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Training helps change lives at Riding for the Disabled

8 September 2023

A new apprenticeship programme for coaches supporting New Zealand Riding for the Disabled (NZRDA) riders is attracting large numbers of learners and lifting the experience for disabled riders throughout the country.

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“I’ll stay here in the industry because I have learnt so much.”

23 August 2023

King Country farm hand Amber Murch is set to continue her career in the pork industry after having an opportunity to gain a Te Pūkenga | Primary ITO qualification while working on the job.

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Training supports success for country’s largest pork producer

9 August 2023

Providing staff both training and opportunities to learn are important to the success of Canterbury pork operation Patoa Farms.

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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.

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New Food processing programmes for meat processors

10 July 2023

Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga has launched two brand new programmes for people working in food processing quality roles and learner resources are ready to deliver these in the meat processing industry.

Collaboration gives Otago learners new on-farm learning opportunities

4 July 2023

Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga and Beef + Lamb New Zealand are working together in the Otago region to provide new learning opportunities for those entering the sheep and beef farming industry and those looking to progress their careers.

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Change in training for orchards to meet changing demands

3 July 2023

Demands are changing in fruit production, with frost protection, water conservation, and new technologies all requiring new skills, and Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga is introducing new training to help fruit growers rise to the challenges.