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Rana-Jade Mihi Paraha


Rana-Jade Mihi Paraha Agriculture (Level 4) Whangarei A&P Society Farm Intern Programme Rana-Jade is completing Level 4 of the Whangarei A&P Society Farm Intern programme. She works on a 213ha beef property in Moerewa whilst completing her course. “I enjoy applying my new knowledge from the course to farm work in real-time. It has been great gaining trust from my boss to do some tasks alone and growing my skills and passion for genetics,” she says. Below, Rana-Jade tells us more about what is has been like studying whilst working on farm and what’s next for the 19 year old. As part [...]

Rana-Jade Mihi Paraha2022-08-01T08:25:30+12:00

Hort Course Coming to Maara Kai


The New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Level 3 is coming to Te Kuiti, with a bonus win for whanau and local foodbanks - it will be taught at Maniapoto Maara Kai. Land Based Training's regional operations manager Linda Weterman said the concept of training in Waitomo is a student-driven initiative. Eight apiculture students who are graduating now wanted to go on and do horticulture training in their hometown "because they were keen to do it at Te Kuiti's Maara Kai, to build Maniapoto's food source and enrich the community" Linda said. "It's a fabulous initiative - students each have nine [...]

Hort Course Coming to Maara Kai2022-07-04T08:54:49+12:00

Apiculture Courses Starting Soon!


It's that time of year again! We are excited to be able to not only announce that our course will still be FEES FREE* but we can also release the confirmed locations and start dates for our mid-year part time Apiculture courses. Check out the table below to see if we have an opportunity being offered near you... For more information on the programme itself go to our Apiculture Level 3 page. Location Start Date Hastings 30 July 2022 or 7 August 2022 Te Awamutu - Full (Waiting List) 30 July 2022 Ashhurst - Full (Waiting List) 06 August 2022 Te [...]

Apiculture Courses Starting Soon!2022-08-19T10:17:14+12:00

Māori Wardens – Rotorua


Māori Wardens - Rotorua Literacy and Numeracy Training Rotorua "Since Kathy began the classes for Māori Wardens over the last 12 months, I have noted the excitement and enthusiasm at the participation in the program. The core of the program was literacy and numeracy however the content and delivery methodology was quite outstanding for people who had little knowledge of the self, and importance as a Māori, including their role as a Māori Warden. Articulation of Pepeha and word pronunciation soared many to heights they only realised, through Kathy's teaching and humarie application. Waiata was noted as a beautiful method [...]

Māori Wardens – Rotorua2022-04-19T17:36:57+12:00

Tumu Timbers – a story to tell…


Having the skills necessary to not just cope but, to thrive in the workplace is something that is aspirational for many employees within the New Zealand workplace. Land Based Training partners with employers who want to make that aspiration a reality and embed it into the fabric of their organisation – we work together to change expectations. Let’s look at the aspiration financially - the difference between coping or thriving by building literacy and numeracy within the workplace is estimated at 2% of New Zealand’s GDP – that means in the year ending September 2021, thriving equals an increase of [...]

Tumu Timbers – a story to tell…2022-03-30T07:47:54+12:00

Marton Student wins big at Rose and Flower Show


On the 13 November 2021 exhibitors and competitors both local and regional made their way to the annual Bulls Rose and Flower Show. This show is the oldest running show in New Zealand with this year being the 144th show - the Bulls community is very proud of the history this event brings to their town. This year was a particularly special one for Emerita Harris who is one of our Level 3 Horticulture students from our Marton campus. A modest and popular student Emerita entered into the Bulls Rose and Flower show, taking the opportunity to display her love [...]

Marton Student wins big at Rose and Flower Show2021-12-15T08:20:58+12:00

Michelle Roil


Michelle Roil Horticulture (Level 2) New Start Gardens Why did you choose to study with Land Based Training? I was in touch with Feats which is an organization that helps with finding peoples strengths and then placing them in touch with the right people to help them grow. I have always had a love of the outdoors and plants so the Land Based Training course seemed like a natural fit so they recommended for me to get in touch. What is your favorite part of the course? Paperwork is not something that I am so keen on and I learn best [...]

Michelle Roil2021-07-02T09:41:13+12:00

Iconic Station Provides Better Hill Country Training Opportunities


Otiwhiti Station welcomed 150 potential farm trainees and their families to their open day which was held on Saturday 5th June 2021. With only 16 cadets taken annually this is a very exclusive opportunity for some. Feedback on the open day was very positive, with a couple saying “My son George and I were very impressed with the course content, facilities, staff and particularly the calibre of the cadet guides. George is only year 11 now but will be applying next year to start at Otiwhiti in 2023” and another saying “Thank you so much for a great insight into [...]

Iconic Station Provides Better Hill Country Training Opportunities2021-06-23T11:23:38+12:00

Awawhiti Cress Visit


Land Based Training Horticulture Level 3 trainees and their Tutor Merryn Broderson visited Awawhiti Cress’s watercress operation on Tuesday this week to get some hands on experience harvesting. Awawhiti Cress operates at Kakahi and has been supplying watercress around the North Island for 16 years.  Thanks to Carey and Ernie Wenn and their team, the trainees had the opportunity to learn how to harvest the watercress, gain an understanding of hydroponic growing systems and learn the importance of postharvest horticulture and what can be done with some ‘kiwi ingenuity’.

Awawhiti Cress Visit2021-05-28T09:52:55+12:00

Farm Challenge


Trainees from Land Based Training Te Rua O Te Moko  Normanby, Kii Tahi - Ashley Park Waitotara and Stratford Demonstration Farm showcased their agriculture skills by coming together for a bit of friendly competition on the 19 May 2021. Hosted at Te Rua O Te Moko in Normanby, trainees competed in fencing, gumboot throwing and finished off with a farming quiz to test their knowledge – like every friendly competition the day was finished off with a BBQ and lots of laughter. Carley Young, Land Based Training Tutor said “It was awesome to see our Agriculture Level 2 and 3 [...]

Farm Challenge2021-05-28T09:53:36+12:00

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