News & features

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News & features

We’re always publishing fresh content to keep you informed about training and education across the primary industries. Browse this section to find case studies, tips and advice, guest blogs, opinions from industry leaders and more. 

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Agribusiness leader Traci Houpapa joins Primary ITO Board

03/06/2016Organisation update

Primary ITO Chairman, Mark Darrow, has announced the appointment of award winning agribusiness leader, Traci Houpapa, to the Primary ITO Board.          ...

NZ Dairy Industry Awards, Primary ITO and DairyNZ joint pilot scheme

26/01/2018Industry news

The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are excited to announce a pilot initiative with Primary ITO and DairyNZ in the Share Farmer of the Year...

Poultry Industry Trainee of the Year 2017

25/01/2018Industry news

Henry Miles is a busy young man who is about to become even busier. Next month, the 21-year-old New Plymouth resident, who is currently Assistant...

Radishes responsible for lifelong love of horticulture

23/12/2015Industry news

Southern Woods Nursery employee Thomas Ferguson can pinpoint the exact moment he fell in love with horticulture.
“My family lived in Japan when I was young,...

Desire to keep moving forward motivates Darren to succeed

24/02/2016Case study

One Taranaki man’s commitment to making ‘slow and steady progress’ will see him become an Ironman next month while also inspiring others to set new...

Kerikeri woman paving, pruning and landscaping her own career path

14/04/2016Industry news

The thought of returning to study terrifies many adults – but Northland’s Leanna Jay is urging others to “embrace the fear” and go after those...

Mentor helped set Jordan on a good path

19/12/2017Case study

Jordan Biddle might be living only six minutes’ drive from the northern Hawke’s Bay village where he grew up, but his life and career have...

Primary industry training fees-free for eligible trainees

07/12/2017Industry news

Two years of Primary ITO industry training will be fees-free for eligible trainees and apprentices who start in 2018.
Primary ITO Chief Executive Dr Linda Sissons...

Helping Grow The Next Generation Of Gardeners

30/11/2017Case study

Most Kiwi teens wouldn’t have a clue what amenity horticulture involves – but Pippa Lucas is determined to reach out through social media and show...

2018 Primary ITO Career Development Award Winner

21/11/2017Industry news

Congratulations to Pippa Lucas who placed third overall in the Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition and has won the Primary ITO Career Development Award. 

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