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Primary Industries

Mark Burdass

Aquaculture tutor

Meet our Primary Industries tutors

With tight ties to local community and industry our tutors develop fit-for-purpose training.

Henri Steele

It was cool to be able to make my own wine. At a lot of other institutes, you don’t get to do that until your second or third year. 

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Don Cross

Horticulture tutor

Ngarita Warden 

Winemaking tutor

A career in the Primary Industries will see you working at the intersection of science, innovation, technology and food production.

Aquaculture and Marine Conservation

Aquaculture students get plenty of real-world experience with, on average, one field trip a week, three different work placements, and applied research projects. Our programmes have a strong focus on sustainability and marine conservation and are taught in state-of-the-art-facilities at our Nelson campus.



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Horticulture is a rewarding industry if you enjoy the outdoors, getting your hands dirty, and are interested in working with plants and crops. The industry is growing rapidly in New Zealand and is the second-largest employer in the Top of the South meaning  job prospects for graduates are great.


and Winemaking

Te Whakatupu Kerepe me te Waihanga Wāina

Science, creativity and good taste meet in the rapidly-growing world of viticulture and winemaking. Studying in Marlborough, one of New Zealand’s prized wine regions,
you’ll get real-world education and hands-on experience in the industry.


Te Whakatupu Kaimoana me te Atawhai Moana

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