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Tēnā koutou katoa Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (FFCoVE) has gone from strength to strength in its second year of operation as evidenced by the suite of completed projects, with more underway and a healthy pipeline of initiatives coming...

Earlier in 2023 it was reported in Stuff  experts were calling  for the development of a national food plan for Aotearoa New Zealand to support our nation's food security. This got us thinking about what the impact would be on innovation in...

Living and working in Hawkes Bay, it would be easy to define recent weather events as simply Cyclone Gabrielle. In reality, the past summer has been made up of enduring poor weather coupled with other major climatic events. Flooding, higher...

I doubt that among you, there isn’t a single person who hasn’t been affected in some way by the recent weather events and the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, either directly, or by knowing someone who was impacted. Fortunately, other than power...

When poet John Donne wrote, “no man is an island” in a poem of the same name, it is clear what he meant by this and that it applies to much in life.   Aotearoa New Zealand’s food and fibre sector is...

Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (FFCoVE) exists to challenge the status quo and make a positive impact, not only on vocational training, but also to enable the food and fibre sector to thrive. We work with our stakeholders...

As 2022 draws to a close, many projects are completed or nearing completion. Looking forward, in 2023 we will develop some of the outputs from completed projects and test new concepts as we respond to requests, feedback and ideas. One...

Welcome to our latest newsletter, filled with news and views, an update on projects, recent site visits and events. In a recent media release, Chair Dr Mark Paine said, "Training in the food and fibre sector needs to not only focus...

Tēnā koutou katoa. In its first year of operation the Food and Fibre Centre for Vocational Excellence (FFCoVE) has laid a solid foundation of projects that are delivering to its strategic priorities. This has been achieved during a year of unprecedented challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

A ground-breaking Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed between The Food and Fibre Cove (FFCoVE), a Centre for Vocational Excellence; and Te Pūkenga, New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. The agreement was signed by Te Pūkenga Chief Executive Stephen...

EIT has officially launched the Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) with a formal welcome onto EIT’s marae Te Ara o Tāwhaki. As part of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Education and funded by TEC, the Food and Fibre...

The Food and Fibre CoVe announces the appointment of seven Directors to the CoVE Board. Joining the Board, are Prue Younger, Turi Ngatai, Wiremu McMillan, William Beetham, Sandy Scarrow, Glen Harkness, and Ben Allomes. CoVE Chair, Mark Paine says that the Consortium...