Minister of Education Chris Hipkins concedes the timing of the Taratahi interim liquidation is tough, especially for students and staff, and he says supporting them is a top priority.

The future of the major agricultural training institute Taratahi remains in limbo after it went into interim liquidation just before Christmas at the request of its board of trustees.

Well-known Auckland kumara grower Fay Gock, the winner of horticulture’s Bledisloe Cup in 2013, died just before Christmas on December 21, aged 85.

Canterbury farmer John Nicholls last month became the second farmer-nominated candidate to win a seat on Fonterra’s board.

 

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