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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


Growing Future Farmers

Growing Future Farmers is a two year farm worker training programme for students wanting to enter the sheep, beef and deer industries.

The first cohort of King Country farming graduates celebrated at the Fat Owl earlier this month. All graduates received $1000 from Growing Future Farmers and the awards were as follows:

Top year 2 Academic prize of $5000 sponsored by Margaret Johnstone and went to Teagan O’Shea and Regan Adams.

Top year 1 Academic $1000 prize sponsored by Margaret Johnstone went to Alex West.

Transformational award of $5000 sponsored by John and Sarah Oliver went to Regan Hosking.

Best dog trainer award was sponsored by Black Hawke and went to Regan Hosking.

Best year 1 heading dog trainer sponsored by Black Hawke went to Alex West.

And we have 10 year 1 students that will graduate at the end of next year.