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The best projects need the best supervisors

29 May 2023

Arboriculture is a highly specialised trade and the demands on supervisors are also highly specialised. That’s why Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga has launched a new Level 5 New Zealand Certificate in Arboriculture Supervisory Operations strand.

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Learning opportunities set successful career path

22 May 2023

Waikato Dairy Manager of the Year Runner Up Sicelo Nene is very thankful for being able to learn about the New Zealand dairy industry and gain qualifications while he works his way up in the industry.

Learning together supports dairy business

16 May 2023

Waimakariri contract milkers Kirstie and Wayne Pritchard wouldn’t be without the support and opportunities that Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga offers to their business.

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Primary ITO programme sets trainee up for awards and career success

15 May 2023

Natasha Price grew up on a dairy farm but never considered a career in dairy farming. Her plans changed due to the Covid-19 disruption and now she’s an award-winning dairy trainee with goals for a successful future in dairying.

On farm training positive for sheep and beef farming

10 May 2023

Bringing more young people into farming and giving them the opportunity to learn on the job is the key to a good future for the sheep and beef industry, says Tasman District farmer Peter Moore.

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Transforming lives and community for a better future

9 May 2023

When considering what she wanted to do for work following her school years Helena Coughlan wanted to stay close to her home of Ōpōtiki, but there wasn’t much opportunity for regular work so she considered moving away for a steady job.

On-farm learning for next generation of dairy farmers

8 May 2023

Bringing the next generation of dairy farmers through by offering them on-the-job learning is important for the future of the industry, says Tasman district dairy farmer Kevin Freeman.

Ahuwhenua Trust invests in training for the future

5 May 2023

Investing in educating and its farming teams is all part of looking after the whenua and their people for future generations for Tiroa E and Te Hape B Trusts, which run four neighbouring sheep and beef properties just north of Pureora Forest Park.

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Iwi empowers tangata to prosper through training programme

5 May 2023

The aspirations of Ōpōtiki kaumatua for their people to prosper through their own entrepreneurship are becoming a reality through the iwi-lead Open Ocean Te Whakatōhea mussel factory.

On-farm learning brings new people into dairy industry

3 May 2023

Having Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga supporting their on-farm team to learn on the job enables Waikato dairy farmers Mel and Josh Thomson to bring people with no experience into the dairy industry, says Mel.