News - Agriculture and Horticulture

Kerry turned adversity into success
April 15, 2021

Kerry McCutcheon had more than her fair share of challenges. In 2015, after a personal relationship ended, she decided to take charge of her situation and turn her life around. It was the...

EIT Environmental student prepares to go off grid
February 10, 2021

For Jennifer Gale (Ngāi Tahu), last year’s lockdown has been a blessing in disguise. The 30-year-old EIT student took the times of upheaval as a chance to reinvent her career –and hop on...

EIT hosts Info and Enrolment Day
January 26, 2021

EIT’s Info day will help future students to find a programme which is best suited for them. People who are looking to change careers, advance their existing skills, or learn something new are...

Career in dairy off to a good start
November 10, 2020

Lachlan Hutchinson has completed a free three-week dairy taster course at Taratahi and was hired on the spot as farm assistant at a dairy farm in Greytown. Before moving to the Wairarapa...

Pilot retrains as Agricultural Contractor at Taratahi
November 6, 2020

“I went from zero experience to full-time work until at least Christmas.” Teresa Lamont found herself at a crossroads when she was stood down due to Covid-19. A pilot in New Zealand (NZ)...

Girls shine through at Papatu
November 4, 2020

The future of farming is in safe hands looking at the latest level three primary industries class from EIT Tairāwhiti.  The group of five girls have impressed their tutor and Papatu Station...