Trainee Series - Episode 1

Troy Pyper talks about his "Pathway to Gold", Troy was the
first shearer to achieve gold seal level with Elite Wool Industry Training.

This is episode one of the "Trainee Profile" series.

Trainee Series - Episode 2

El Dorado Part 1

A catch up with the crew at the Waikouaiti Advanced Shearing and Woolhandling course, held at Murray and Dave Eason's property 'El Dorado'.

Featuring in El Dorado Part 2; Guest speakers from Whanau Ora and
New Zealand Police Force.

Trainee Series - Episode 3

El Dorado Part 2  'But can you shear a sheep?!'

Introducing our trainees to the services and the 'Pathway to Information
and Help' from Whanau Ora and The New Zealand Police.
We introduce our 'Pathway to Gold' to the unsuspecting presenters
Maria Russell (Whanau Ora) and Constable Olivia Winbush (New Zealand Police).
And we catch up with veteran shearer, Harvey Hutchinson, as he shares
some wise words during a short interview.

Trainee Series - Episode 4

UCOL Course Week 1 - Woolhandling

Elite Wool Industry Training deliver two-week courses at the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, Masterton. These courses are funded and structured by Universal College of Learning (UCOL).
This episode captures the trainees during their practical training days delivered by Rose Puha and Cushla Abraham. The course also involved theory study and a day with PracMed NZ (First Aid).
Narrated by Cushla Abraham (Wairarapa region Woolhandling Trainer).

Featuring in Episode 5: UCOL Course Week 2 - Shearing.

Trainee Series - Bonus Episode

Throwback Thursday - Isolation Games/ Broomstick Challenge

It's hard to believe that this time last year New Zealand was in Covid-19 Level 4 Lockdown.
We laid out a series of Isolation Games and seemingly the #broomstickchallenge was not an easy task.
This week we catch up with one of the Top 3 winners, Sylvia Nikolaison
at the recent MacKenzie Shears.

Next week we release the UCOL Course Week 2 - Shearing

Trainee Series - Episode 5

UCOL Course Week 2 - Shearing

This episode we document the delivery of practical shearing training and offer a short insight into the experience we offer trainees on a beginner shearing course. Narrated by Wairarapa regional shearing trainer, Paerata Abraham.

Trainee Series - Episode 6

 'Sam and Mu'

This Episode we catch up with Samantha Allan (Woolhandler) and Wiremu Kihi (Blade and Machine Shearer) before they jet off to spend a few months working in Australia. The couple have both attended courses with Elite and are now keen to see the world, (covid permitting)..

Trainer Series - Episode 1

During the El Dorado course we caught up with shearing instructor Ringakaha Paewai. Tune-in as he sheds light on why training and trainers are so important in the wool industry.

Kicking-off the new series this is Part 1 of a double whammy, special guest trainer episode released tomorrow!

Trainer Series - Episode 2

The El Dorado shearing trainees were fortunate enough to have
Dwayne Black as their Guest Instructor, his experience and knowledge
is second to none.

In this episode Dwayne chats about the importance of shearer and
woolhandler training, train the trainer days and the collaboration
between Lojik and Elite.

Check out Lojik - Shearing Training on Facebook or visit the website

Trainer Series - Episode 3

Finewool specialist, woolhandling instructor Amy-lee Ferguson

A true 'trainee to trainer' story, Elite woolhandling trainer Amy-lee chats about her passion for the wool industry and the reason training is one of her favourite things to do.

Amy-lee and husband Mike are based in Alexandra, Central Otago, and work for Peter Lyon Shearing. They have three children; Kahsharn, Nakaila and Ziana Ria.


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