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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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...

Kieran takes out Harness Racing Cadet of the Year title

22/08/2017Industry news

Kieran McNaught was named as the 2017 Primary ITO Harness Racing Cadet of the Year at the annual Harness Racing Awards earlier this month in...

‘Show what you know’ in the primary sector with micro-credentials

21/08/2017Product development

Primary ITO has teamed up with Otago Polytechnic in the development of EduBits, a new micro-credential service. An industry briefing on EduBits will be hosted...

Dairy Industry’s Rising Star Is Keen To Help Others Shine

Industry news

When Hayley Hoogendyk was offered a fulltime job as a farm assistant, she told her new employer he was “mad”.
She knew nothing about farming and...

Rural women of influence leading the way

Primary ITO trainee and Power Play Award winner Hayley Hoogendyk is continuing to inspire women to achieve in the rural sector after being named as...

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.          ...

Training vital through the ups and downs

13/07/2016Case study

Michael and Susie Woodward, runners up in the Share Farmer of the Year category in the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA), know that...

Primary ITO and NZ Young Farmers partner to support success

Primary ITO and NZ Young Farmers have partnered up to support young dairy, sheep, beef and deer farmers to achieve their goals.
Primary ITO GM Customer...

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...

Farming helps Harepaora create a better future for his kids

16/05/2016Industry news

After making some crucial mistakes as a teenager, Harepaora Ngaheu considered joining a gang in his hometown of Te Teko.
But the birth of his first...

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