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Ngati Haua Mahi Trust trains with Ag Drive

With a commitment to training and a recent investment in a new Light Utility Vehicle, the Ngati Haua Mahi Trust recently approached the Ag Drive team to deliver on-site training to 10 of their team at their Morrinsville facility.  ...

February 23, 2022

Women landing rural labouring jobs and loving it

Republished from Stuff Campaigns to attract female butchers, fruit harvesters, farm machine operators, shearers and dairy farmers are in full swing across the country as employers face a labour shortage. AgDrive graduate Nina Singh features in this Stuff article, published Feb 2022. Read more below.  ...

February 21, 2022

New Zealand National Fieldays Society and Ag Drive announce exciting new partnership

Ag Drive is a success story which was born out of the opportunities that the 2020 lockdown created. Director, Andre Syben, realised that there would be a huge shortage of drivers and machine operators, as a result of our borders being closed, which halted the usual influx of migrants coming to New Zealand. “We saw a big gap that had opportunity written all over it, so we ran with it,” says Syben. “Since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength and we’re now looking forward to our nex...

December 10, 2021

Learner Profile: Jo Townsend

50/50 sharemilker Jo Townsend had been wanting to drive tractors for a long time, but it wasn't until she came across Ag Drive that she could make her dream a reality.  Sharemilking in Wardville near Matamata, Jo Townsend always wanted to drive tractors, but other more pressing things seemed to take up her time.  "I've been wanting to drive tractors for a long time, but it's never been a priority," says Jo.   "I came across an Ag Drive Tractor course on Facebook, and tho...

August 30, 2021

Onsite training with Valichi Downs

Learn how Ag Drive's onsite training courses are making a difference to employers like Valachi Downs Stud in Matamata, who recently put staff through an onsite Ag Drive training course on LUV (Light Utility Vehicle) operation.  Located in Matamata, the stunning Valachi Downs Stud property is made up of more than 600 acres of hill country, rolling pastures and lush flat lands. Owned by Kevin and Joanna Hickman, the stud is renowned for its premium thoroughbred breeding and&nbs...

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