Wednesday, 04 September 2019 07:55

Uni merger idea dead

Any suggestion of a merger between Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury is now dead in the water following the Minister of Education’s rejection of a partnership proposal by the two institutions.

Published in General News

In a move to improve farming training the Government will set up an industry ‘centre of excellence for vocational education’ – or CoVE.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 13:55

Telford gets a lifeline

The Government is paying another $4.7 million to keep the Telford farm campus going for another two years.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:55

Opening the agri sector to senior students

A group of high school students have spent four days on a live-in event at Waikato University to learn more about career opportunities in agriculture.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:53

Lifeline for agri training school

Balclutha's troubled Telford agricultural training institution has been thrown a one-year lifeline by the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), Invercargill.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 February 2019 11:39

Students excited about Ag careers

An agri-leadership course held recently had secondary students ‘buzzing’ about career opportunities in agriculture — even though many already came from farms.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:55

Parents hold kids back from ag careers

The biggest barrier to youngsters choosing careers in agriculture is parents’ thinking that agriculture is “just a dumping ground.”

Published in General News

Six inspirational young people from around New Zealand have been named as the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships recipients for 2018.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 14:55

Integrate agri into high-school studies

A New Zealand representative at the recent Youth Ag-Summit in Brussels is arguing for agriculture to be properly integrated into the secondary school curriculum.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 08:55

Teachers revved up on farming

A leading exponent of once-a-day milking says it’s important that New Zealand attracts intelligent, keen young people to the dairy industry.

Published in General News
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