Masterton farm training facility reopening thanks to Govt cash injection

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 31 Jul 2020, 1:29PM
Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre. Photo / Lynda Feringa

Masterton farm training facility reopening thanks to Govt cash injection

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 31 Jul 2020, 1:29PM

A farm training facility placed in liquidation two years ago, has been reborn, thanks to a $1.2 million Government cash injection.

The funding will allow a thousand people to participate in farming courses at Masterton's Taratahi Agriculture Centre.

Federated Farmers' William Beetham told Mike Hosking it's outstanding news because its closure left a gaping hole.

He says training and farming opportunities for young people were impacted when it shut.

“The community is grateful for the assistance. It’s been a long time coming and will create opportunities. “

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