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Primary ITO formally joins Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider, in October 2022.
Supporting professional development in the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries.
Training, mentoring, and supporting learners, and connecting people.
Developing people in the workplace is at the heart of our service by creating a wide range of programmes related to supporting our communities.
Tū Te Ngana Hau (The Breath of Endeavour) was a 2-year pilot programme based on the Whanganui Awa.
The programme developed a relationship with the local community and consulted with the villages on the awa about what we could do together.
Tu Te Ngana Hau focused on allowing the community to get knowledge and skills within their local area. Education could be formal or informal, and could come from sources inside and outside the community.
The results prove a bespoke approach works, complementing a desire of Māori communities to be self-determining as they know best. In the videos below, those involved in the programme explain success in their own words.
The kaupapa of the Tū Te Ngana Hau programme is described here by those who were involved.
Hear the community speak about their aroha for living on the Whanganui Awa, and what's great about the programmes resulting from Tū Te Ngana Hau.
Ka rere manu ki uta ka rere manu ki tai, he mihi maioha ki te rōpū nei hei kānohi manaaki ki te kaupapa ahuwhenua ahumahi, koutou ngā ringa raupā kei te mihi.
He Kanohi Kitea is a four-member group of experienced and well-connected people in the Māori Primary Industry and Pasifika community. They are a respected group that provide us with insight and advice.
Their collective manaakitanga enhances our commitment to Tiriti o Waitangi and our collective desire to meet the needs of all people.
Learn more about He Kanohi Kitea.
Te Rautaki Whakarōpū Māori is a representative network of Māori in industry training. We formed the network to help the sector develop strategies to support Māori, whānau, hapū, marae and iwi.
The vision of Te Rautaki Whakarōpū Māori is Māori engaging and thriving in industry training. The network’s goal is to champion a ‘by Māori for Māori’ approach.
Tangaroa Walker uses industry training to get ahead. Tangaroa became the winner of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award in 2012.
Tuia te ako speech by Cheyenne Wilson, 2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer finalist.
Illawarra Farms apprentice is climbing the ladder.
Farming his way to the top, knowledge is growing Anaru's career.