Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Northland Field Days To Give Ag Students $10,000 Head Start

Northland Field Days To Give Ag Students $10,000 Head Start

Northland's biggest outdoor event will be giving up to five young Northlanders interested in a career in agriculture a big 'leg up' this year.

This year the Northland Field Days committee will be offering up to five agriculture students at any recognised tertiary provider studying Agricultural based programmes a scholarship of up to $2,000.

Northland Field Days committee member Kim Leigh-Mackenzie says the committee wanted to give young Northlanders a 'leg up' in one of New Zealands' most promising industries.

“Agriculture is the powerhouse of New Zealand and there are plenty of exciting and lucrative opportunities for ambitious young people within it,” says Kim “We want to make sure that young Northlanders get the best opportunities available.”

The committee is looking for Agricultural tertiary students. Kim says applicants just need to have come from Northland and can study anywhere in New Zealand at any university, polytechnic, or farm based training provider like TaraTahi or Ag ITO.

Young Northlanders keen on applying for the grants can get applications from the Northland Field Days office at the Northland Field Days between February 27 and March 1 or download them from the Northland Field Days website from February 27.

Applicants will be from Northland, must demonstrate a keen interest in the agricultural industry and be able to provide both school and work references.

Kim says students can use the funds for anything from materials to course fees and the committee hopes it will enable students to make the most out of not only their education but also their holidays where they often need to look for jobs to get work experience.

“We hope, that by providing these grants students will be able to go for the jobs that really do carry their careers forward rather than taking the first job that comes up to pay the bills.”

The 2014 Northland Field Days will be held February 27- March 1 in Dargaville, two and a half hours North of Auckland.

To learn more about the Northland Field Days visit http://northlandfielddays.co.nz/ or call (09) 439 8998.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Free Diving: William Trubridge Breaks World Record

With just a single breath, New Zealand free diver William Trubridge has successfully broken his own unassisted free dive world record of 101 metres. More>>

ALSO:

RLWC 2017 Draw: New Zealand Set For A Festival Of Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League fans will have the chance to see the Kiwis in action against the best in the Pacific region for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Pokemon News: Magical Park A Safer Augmented Reality For Younger Audiences

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. More>>

'Erroneous': Pokemon App Makers On Huge Privacy Flaw

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account... More>>

ALSO:

Te Wiki O Te Reo: Te Reo Māori Is For All New Zealanders — Minister

Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the start of Māori Language Week today and invites all New Zealanders to give speaking te reo Māori a go. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news