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Thursday 21 October 2021

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AGMARDT, Moana industry scholarships open
7 Oct 2021  

AGMARDT, Moana industry scholarships open

Applications for the 2022 AGMARDT Leadership Scholarships are open. The Leadership Scholarship programme provided outstanding individuals with up to $15,000 to advance their leadership or governance skills to take on future MORE »


T&G Global, Lincoln University partner on career pathways
1 Oct 2021   /

T&G Global, Lincoln University partner on career pathways

T&G Global and Lincoln University are joining forces to offer students a hands-on learning experience and pathway into employment in the horticulture industry.


FoodHQ opens strategic thinking scholarship
17 Aug 2021  

FoodHQ opens strategic thinking scholarship

Applications are open for a FoodHQ’s Agrifood Strategic Thinking Scholarship designed to help emerging leaders within the NZ agrifood sector develop strategic thinking skills.


EIT offers new online food costing course
6 Aug 2021  

EIT offers new online food costing course

Portion control, reducing food waste and maximising profit without raising menu prices, are all part of a new EIT online short course aimed at chefs and restaurant managers.


Retail meat apprenticeships on the move
12 Jul 2021  

Retail meat apprenticeships on the move

The management and support of retail meat apprenticeships in Aotearoa has a new home, with transitional industry training organisation Competenz passing it over to training provider Skills4Work.


Food & Fibre CoVE partners up with Te Pūkenga
7 Jul 2021   /

Food & Fibre CoVE partners up with Te Pūkenga

The Food and Fibre Centre for Vocational Excellence and the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, Te Pūkenga, have signed what the partners describe as a ground-breaking Memorandum of Agreement.


Women in Wine mentoring programme starts
2 Jul 2021   /

Women in Wine mentoring programme starts

The 2021 Women in Wine NZ Mentoring Programme has kicked off, seeing eleven women wine industry mentors working paired with up-and-comers for six months.


Industry bodies release climate change resource for students
17 Jun 2021  

Industry bodies release climate change resource for students

Beef + Lamb, DairyNZ and Federated Farmers have released what they describe as a new climate change education resource.


Plant & Food mentoring wins HR gong
8 Jun 2021   /

Plant & Food mentoring wins HR gong

Plant and Food Research’s in-house mentoring initiative scooped the learning and development capability category at The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand national awards.


Kāpiti food business intro sessions
4 Jun 2021   /

Kāpiti food business intro sessions

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is holding free information sessions for people who are thinking of setting up a food business from their home or commercial premises.


EIT to offer postgraduate suite in wine business and innovation
29 Apr 2021  

EIT to offer postgraduate suite in wine business and innovation

The programme was developed following conversations with the New Zealand Winegrowers to identify skills needed in the industry.


Online course aims to hothouse Kiwi horticulture talent
28 Apr 2021  

Online course aims to hothouse Kiwi horticulture talent

New Zealand Apples and Pears Inc and GoHort have backed free online courses to attract Kiwi’s into horticulture roles.


ServiceIQ seeks input on hospo teaching changes
27 Apr 2021  

ServiceIQ seeks input on hospo teaching changes

ServiceIQ is seeking stakeholder input into a review of New Zealand’s suite of 155 hospitality industry unit standards.


EBENZ to start healthy food lectures
20 Apr 2021   /

EBENZ to start healthy food lectures

Evidence Based Eating New Zealand will present a series of health lectures in four of New Zealand’s main centres.


United Fresh to take part in UN’s Food Systems Summit
16 Apr 2021   /

United Fresh to take part in UN’s Food Systems Summit

United Fresh will lead a United Nations Independent Dialogue as part of the UN’s global initiative, the Food Systems Summit.


Massey ranked 34 in QS World ranking for agriculture and forestry

Massey ranked 34 in QS World ranking for agriculture and forestry

Massey University has achieved a QS World University ranking of 34 in the agriculture and forestry discipline.


EIT launches Food and Fibre CoVE
25 Feb 2021  

EIT launches Food and Fibre CoVE

The Eastern Institute of Technology has launched its Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence.


Fruit & veg initiative schools up for 2021
9 Dec 2020  

Fruit & veg initiative schools up for 2021

A state-funded initiative will see 26 million servings of fresh fruit and veges dished out at low decile school.


Canterbury comp aims for food, fibre, agri innovation
1 Dec 2020  

Canterbury comp aims for food, fibre, agri innovation

It’s one of the region’s biggest sectors, contributing 20% of GDP.


Canterbury gets new food sustainability school
20 Nov 2020  

Canterbury gets new food sustainability school

Canterbury has a new postgraduate school that will focus entirely on food sustainability.


New training course to fill gaps caused by growth
18 Nov 2020  

New training course to fill gaps caused by growth

Bay of Plenty-based Fruition Horticulture has announced the new diploma.


More Northland students to get horticulture training
18 Nov 2020  

More Northland students to get horticulture training

Extra funding has been given to the Kerikeri Gateway Horticulture Schools Programme.


Applications open for MIA scholarships
12 Nov 2020  

Applications open for MIA scholarships

The 2021 Meat Industry Association Scholarships are now open for application.


Inaugural chair of new Food and Fibre CoVe appointed
11 Nov 2020  

Inaugural chair of new Food and Fibre CoVe appointed

The role is to be based at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Hawke’s Bay.


HVN, Pūhoro partner for food innovation students
10 Nov 2020  

HVN, Pūhoro partner for food innovation students

The parnership will support Māori students in food and science innovations.


Massey agri, horticulture students recognised
21 Oct 2020  

Massey agri, horticulture students recognised

Massey University celebrated its 27th annual Agriculture Awards in Palmerston North on Friday evening.


Massey Uni, AgResearch partner for new research facility
15 Oct 2020  

Massey Uni, AgResearch partner for new research facility

Massey University and AgResearch are developing a new joint dairy research facility in the Manawatū region.


SFF unveils 2020 scholarship recipients
1 Oct 2020  

SFF unveils 2020 scholarship recipients

Silver Fern Farms has announced its Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships for 2020, adding two more names to the six already unveiled.


First food and fibre centre of excellence launches
3 Sep 2020  

First food and fibre centre of excellence launches

The Government has launched the country’s first centre of excellence for the primary sector, labelling it a sign of its commitment to growers and farmers.