News & features

Stories and case studies from across our industries

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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Del Bruce: On the fast-track from apprentice to farm manager

01/07/2016Case study

Deliarna (Del) Bruce is still only in her 20s and confidently managing a dairy farm in the Maruia Valley, but it wasn't always this way...

What does a primary apprenticeship involve?

05/08/2016Education feature

While the idea of 'serving an apprenticeship' may seem vague because every experience and workplace is different – which can cause uncertainty about what to...

Federated Farmers Apprenticeship launches

29/09/2017Industry news

Federated Farmers and Primary ITO have teamed up on an exciting new apprenticeship to rapidly grow people capability in the dairy industry.
The Federated Farmers Apprenticeship...

Support for primary sector trainees with dyslexia

05/10/2017Industry news

Today is World Dyslexia Awareness Day - a condition affecting at least 10 per cent of New Zealanders.
Dyslexia is a learning difference that makes it...

Statement regarding Primary ITO’s support of NZ Talent open letter

28/09/2017Organisation update

As the industry training organisation for the primary industries, Primary ITO is dedicated to facilitating on-job training where people can ‘earn while they learn’ and...

Apiculture Unit Standard Consultation

04/09/2017Product development

Primary ITO is requesting comment from stakeholders on a draft set of apiculture units.
The standards are for use with the following qualifications:
Qualification 2218 New Zealand...

Got a Trade Hero Aaron Climbs the Apple Tree’s Ladder to Success

25/08/2017Case study

As a 12 year-old, Aaron Finlay took his first small steps towards a career in orcharding without even realising.
The young school boy landed a part-time...

Leading NZ Wine Exporter Prepares For Future Growth

24/08/2017Case study

When Julie Bassett became head of Human Resources at Constellation Brands – the largest exporter of New Zealand wine – she soon realised a problem...

Viticulture Study Helps Daniel Fast-Track His Career

23/08/2017Case study

“Take every opportunity you can” is the motto Daniel Warman lives by.
That belief, along with the 27 year-old’s endless enthusiasm, will likely see him continue...

Time for women to get growing!

22/08/2017Industry news

Te Puke fruit grower Erin Atkinson was named as the 2017 Young Grower of the Year at the Awards in Christchurch last week, making her...

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