Latest News2021-06-08T17:06:18+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Manawatu Field Days 2021

We welcomed our first Manawatu Land Based Training Field day on the 21st of October! This was a great opportunity for potential and current students to be able to get a taste for all the different courses being showcased. With demonstrations of Shearing and Mustering Sheep, our team with course-related activities and giveaways, and City Honda showcasing their Farming Vehicles in support of us there was lots to see [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fanthorpe’s Planting Project

On Tuesday 31 March 2021 Land Based Trainings Horticulture Trainees were involved with the planting of over 400 native trees and shrubs at the re-vamped Fanthorpe’s Gateway to the Taumarunui Domain. The community development project was landscaped by local Landscaper Elle Anderson (Living on the Hedge Landscaping Solutions).  The trainees worked alongside Ruapehu District Council Staff and other volunteers to get the plants planted along the new walk-way to [...]

I got my level 3 Dairy Farming through Land Based Training. It was so cool. I met nice people and the tutor is awesome. I class them all as the naki whanau

Pip Davis

Yeah the best course around to be honest. Learnt so much!

Brandon Te Kahu

I’m a level 2 Horticulture student and the tutors are so awesome and supportive. The other students are cool, we are a fun bunch. I have learnt so much in a short amount of time.

Kelly Wheatley

Awesome course, learning heaps & loving it! Free knowledge, a priceless gift I will always be grateful for.

Meredith Everett

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