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

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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