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On farm learning helps to retain dairy workers

1 May 2023

Giving team members the opportunity to gain an on-the-job qualification means farmers can retain both staff and their skills longer, says Hauraki District dairy farmer Ilona Pohlmann.

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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 rural pest programme with map, data and communication skills

11 April 2023

If you work in rural plant pest control, you need to know how to stay safe and work productively. That’s where the ‘refreshed’ New Zealand Certificate in Rural Pest Operations comes in.

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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.

New era for aquaculture industry training

23 March 2023

Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga is launching all-new aquaculture training programmes, making formal, specialised training across fin fish, shellfish and hatchery available for the first time.

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Dairy apprenticeship supports career change from corporate world

21 March 2023

In a couple of short years Lauren Randall has changed careers to dairy farming, become financially stable and has goals to own her own dairy herd.

Ahuwhenua Young Māori Award winner inspires next generation of rangatahi

7 March 2023

The reigning winner of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Award for sheep and beef is encouraging other rangatahi to give it a go, and hopefully win this year’s award, which in 2023 is in horticulture.

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New Executive Director for Primary ITO

2 March 2023

Primary ITO’s current Executive General Manager Education and Engagement Andrea Leslie is stepping up to head the organisation, with Nigel Philpott taking on a new challenge as chief executive at Nelson City Council.

Cyclone Gabrielle Update

20 February 2023

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Paying attention to things that matter the most

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Reaching for the top

2 February 2023

An all-new arboriculture programme is the final piece of training for technical arborists wanting to reach the top in their trade.