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Tahi Ngātahi (Tar-he Na-tar-he) is being developed by NZ Shearing Contractors Association and Federated Farmers with support from ACC and WorkSafe NZ.
Tahi Ngātahi provides online multimedia training to increase the industry’s productivity, quality (i.e. welfare of ewes) and safety (i.e. compliance).
Who is the training for?
Tahi Ngātahi has two learning modules. One will train farmers, shearing contractors, managers and supervisors. The other is designed to train shepherds, other farm staff, shearers, pressers, and wool handlers.
The first learning module is available at tahingatahi.co.nz. It was created to test the value of an online learning module for sheep farmers and shearing contractors. The prototype received a warm welcome at the 2017 World Shearing Championships.
Our mission is to unify the Shearing Contractors of New Zealand by providing relevant, timely, practical information that affects their businesses in a cost efficient way.
We aim to be a voice for the industry in appropriate arenas, advocating sensibly to governance bodies and assisting in relevant industry initiatives, industry training and utilizing our leverage as a body to the benefit of our members.
The Association is in a really interesting position at present and I’ve been impressed with the amount of progress made in various areas in recent times as well as the clear passion that people have for the industry. I believe membership of the Association offers outstanding value and a key role we have is to communicate the benefits of the membership along with bringing to life the recently developed strategic plan. This plan sets out goals of lifting the profile of the organisation, working hard to improve recruitment and retention rates of workers in the wool harvesting industry, improving opportunities around training and raising the bar on health and safety for everyone associated with the work we do. Lofty goals, and from my perspective a great time to be entering the organisation with so much enthusiasm to attack the challenges and opportunities we have.
For now I’m focusing on developing an action plan that comes out of the key goals from the strategic plan, continuing to gain some knowledge of ‘how things work’ in general, looking to see how I might be able to support executive committee members and lending a little bit of support to Tahi Ngatahi.
1 April 2019
NZ Shearing Contractors' Association Conference & Annual General Meeting
Plans are well underway for this year's AGM/Conference being held in Christchurch.
15-16th May 2019
Distinction Hotel & Conference Centre
14 Cathedral Square
Christchurch Ph: 03 3777 000