People and training

Partnerships and sponsorships

B+LNZ work in collaboration with other sector organisations to attract, train and retain the talent we need to drive our sector forward. 

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Collaborations like this ensure that both people and support resources are leveraged and utilised more efficiently, enabling us to attract and grow a workforce fit for purpose faster and for long term impact. 

Some of the organisations we work with: 

  • Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) 
  • New Zealand Young Farmers 
  • Kelloggs – (Rural Leaders) 
  • Nuffield – (Rural Leaders) 
  • Ministry for Primary Industries 
  • Ministry of Education 
  • Tertiary Education Commission 
  • Food & Fibre Workforce Development Council (WDC) 
  • Skills Leaders Working Group (SEG), overseeing the Food & Fibre Skills Action Plan 
  • Food & Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (Eastern Institute of Technology) 

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  • Vocational Training 
  • Schools/Gateways 

Specialised training farms: 

  • Jeff Farm 
  • Lake Coleridge 
  • Craigemore 
  • Mendhip Hill 
  • Williston 

Cadet farms:

  • Growing future farmers (GFF) 
  • Waipaoa 
  • Whangarei (A&P) 
  • Otiwhiti 
  • Winchmore 
  • Smedley 
  • Pukemiro 
  • Tuaranga Ararau 

Learning institutes:

  • Landbased Training Ltd 
  • National Trade Academy 
  • Te Pukenga (NZ Institute of Skills and Technology) 
  • Telford (Southern Institute of Technology) 
  • Taratahi (Eastern Institute of Technology) 

Young breeder comps: 

  • Hoof & Hook 

Community programmes:

  • Wairarapa primary skills advisory group (WPSAG) 
  • Great South (Southland Regional Development Agency) 
  • Southland primary sector workforce action group 
  • St Paul’s College Agricultural programme