News - Agriculture and Horticulture

New skills and knowledge help Raupunga flourish
September 6, 2019

Raupunga was where it all began. Theresa Thornton grew up in this tiny village of 200, located between Napier and Wairoa. When Theresa left school, she went straight to work in Raupunga. “I...

The keys to building a successful agribusiness
July 4, 2019

After two and half years of studying, Adam Jerram has just submitted the last paper of his NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management, a farm report on the commercial vineyard owned by his father...

EIT Winegrowing programme a recipe for success
June 7, 2019

A winegrowing programme at EIT in Gisborne has led one Gisborne school leaver to become a key player in this district’s rapidly growing horticulture industry. Rory Grant was only 17 when he...

Qualified for growing industry
June 6, 2019

Having worked on the land for over a decade, Stacey Forkert decided she wanted to get some qualifications to show for it. Stacey moved from the Waikato to Gisborne and started exploring some...

Award winning Stacey came up through the ranks
May 2, 2019

Stacey Scott strolls through the rows of apple trees of Waimea orchard. She scrutinizes the apples for any potential quality problems. The picking season is in full swing. It’s the busiest...