In uncertain times in many workplaces, there are feel-good stories! Blue Mountain Nurseries in Tapanui are offering two apprenticeships training towards the National Certificate in Nursery Production. Applications close Friday 5th June.
General Manager of Blue Mountain Nurseries, Chris Hughes, is committed to education and has taken an active part in learning programmes through the Primary Industry Training Organisation.
“Coming out of lockdown, it was clear we needed more staff, but as a small workplace we wanted to attract the right people. Training towards nationally recognised qualifications is a way to do this. All our staff will be involved with the training, support and assessment of the apprentices, which adds richness and diversity to our business. This will be a team effort and a unique opportunity for apprentices to earn and learn”.
With a passion for plants since 1932, Blue Mountain Nurseries we have a reputation for quality plants and innovative breeding programmes all underpinned by years of training and qualifications.
If this sounds like you, apply today! Applications close Friday 5th June.
NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.
Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the area to bring back birds, or a group of neighbours doing a great job in their community garden. Nominate them today!
Click here and tell us why they deserve to be this year's Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year.
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.
One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.