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Category: Rural Cadetship
Location: East Coast

Turanga Ararau

Farm Cadet Programme

Pastoral Farming and our Region

Meat and wool production and processing continues to be the backbone of the regional economy of both Gisborne and Hawkes Bay however there is still considerable potential for increased production for farming from under-utilised land, particularly Māori owned land.

From Hastings through to Gisborne East Coast there are numerous Māori farming enterprises, some owning two to three farms each but only a very small number of them are managed by Māori. Although the programme focuses on upskilling Māori to manage their own enterprises, it is not to the exclusion of others who want to join.

As a response, and WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY AND IWI through the Tairāwhiti Farm Cadet Scheme Consortium, we are continuing to offer our extended two year farm cadet programme that focuses on upskilling our taiohi for our local farming industry

We have a training base at Tiniroto where our cadets are involved in the management and development of our training farm including determining and reviewing the stock policy, planning, decision making and attending to the day to day operations of the farm. Our other bases are at Waingake in Gisborne and in Hastings where learning takes place on local farms. Scholarship places available through the Māori Trade Training Programme.

Entry Requirements
For the pre-cadet programmes you need to be aged 16 years or older enjoy working in the outdoors and be really keen to work and grow in the farm industry.
To join the cadet programme you need to be 16 years or older, show that you are able to cope with learning at level 3 and above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework and demonstrate a commitment to working in the industry and contributing to Iwi and regional needs and aspirations.
As well as possessing good self management skills you will need to be physically fit and able, drug free and prepared to be drug tested.

For more inforamtion contact us on 0508 38 38 38 or visit our website:

Date Posted: 2018-12-06


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