Displaying items by tag: training

Saturday, 07 November 2015 07:15

More learning on the job

Primary ITO, the industry training organisation for the primary sector, is launching new qualifications for the agriculture sector this month.

Published in Agribusiness
Friday, 23 October 2015 15:43

Training provider told to repay $6.2 million

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) says Agribusiness Training Ltd has been told to repay $6.24 million after an independent investigation.

Published in General News
Thursday, 17 September 2015 08:00

Ag training sector to repay $7.5m

Despite Taratahi Agricultural Training having 67 of its tutors enrolled as students in one of its programmes, this is viewed as not ‘uncommon’ by its current head. 

Published in General News
Monday, 25 May 2015 14:32

Doors open at training farm

Waipaoa Station Training Trust is holding an open day on June 6 and 7 as part of its selection of cadets for 2016.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:27

Dogs, like people, need consistency

A common mistake people make is ‘waffling’ to their pups and dogs in sentences or by repeating a command over and over again. In a dog’s mind the command is lost in the burble. 

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 08:32

Teaching young dogs new tricks

It is very important when you rear a pup to start as you mean to go on. 

Published in Management
Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

Tell New Zealand’s great story

GREG MUIR chief executive of Tru-Test, agrees the biggest challenge to the primary sector is attracting the right people. 

Published in General News
Monday, 20 October 2014 12:33

Upskill to cope with less

FARMERS’ PROBLEMS  caused by the drop in Fonterra’s forecast milk solid payout are best tackled head-on with agribusiness management training, says Primary ITO, which offers courses in this discipline.

The need is urgent to review and revise budgets and monitor cashflow to ensure debt levels don’t rise unnecessarily.  Spending cuts, increasing milk production and generally improving onfarm performance are among the options.

Published in Management

I CONFESS to persevering longer than most people with dogs that have issues, and I admit it is more enjoyable working with a dog that shows ability from day one. Perhaps I should be more ruthless? When do you draw the line with a problem dog?

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 06 June 2014 13:52

50,000 more workers needed

A REPORT that forecasts the future workforce needs of the primary sector, 'Future capability needs for the primary industries in New Zealand' has been launched by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Published in General News
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