Cultivation Course 2018

The 2017-18 Sustainable Horticulture (industrial and medical hemp cultivation and commercialisation) course run as a partnership between Hikurangi Enterprises and EIT Tairāwhiti is currently full.
We are taking registrations of interest for the 2018 intake. A full year programme of study will be offered that includes a Level 2 programme 26 March – 15 June, which then leads to a conjoint programme (New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Sustainable Primary Production (Level 4), which will start on 18th June 2018 and finish 22nd March 2019.

If you are interested in being kept informed about the course, please CLICK HERE to fill in the form with your contact information and we will come back to you as course details are finalised.

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Ruiha Stirling says:

    Please keep me informed about the sustainable horticulture course due to start in August 2018.

    1. Admin says:

      Kia ora Ruiha, if you haven’t already contact Panapa Ehau via the form above or at the EIT Ruatoria campus to add your name to the course enrolments list.

  2. Hi I would like to have a bit more information and is this government approved?

    1. Admin says:

      Kia ora Ariana. Yes, the courses are provided by Eastern Institute of Technology – a publicly funded tertiary education provider. Contact Panapa Ehau via the form above or at EIT Ruatoria campus.

  3. Justin Smith says:

    Hi. I to am very interested in the course. Please email me any info on
    Sorry i couldnt find form to contact person on page.

  4. Lyn waiwiri says:

    Kia ora how long does it run for please and is it based in Ruatoria ? And tauke to you all. Tumeke much.

    1. Admin says:

      The course is based in Ruatoria, it will start in August 2018 and run until March 2019.

  5. maik says:

    hi have a question. if i was to grow cannibas in the cource. i wony go to jail for cultivation will i lo

    1. Admin says:

      This course is only for growing government approved low-THC industrial hemp strains of cannabis sativa with an Industrial Hemp license.
      If you grow any cannabis strains without the appropriate license then you will be liable for prosecution.

  6. Juanita Holloway says:

    Tēna koe Manu any idea on what the course fees would be and will it be fulltime where we can access study loan’s, living costs etc????

  7. Lyn waiwiri says:

    Hi is there any way i can do long distance learning with visits over that period of time ?

  8. Admin says:

    Kia ora Lyn. We are exploring online and distance learning options with periodic wānanga. Will keep those registered updated.

  9. Lyn waiwiri says:

    That would be absolutely wonderful, i really want to do this course but family life for travel are a obsticle.
    Fingers x

  10. Richard says:

    HI Sir Richard Hear iv signed up for you cores for next year 2018 and im very keen to go into all aspects of growing and harvesting and production and do like you say in your video were you have growers around NZ supplying NZ and the world, i was wondering if i can talk with someone and maybe come down and have a look and see what its all about, and how you do things, iv been online research other country’s and growers from around the world who are happy to supply use there products as well we export to them and i believe that NZ could become the place were the best medical MJ comes from in the world … and brings people out of poverty and gave back to the people with jobs and real money so you are not for ever in det … and lifts the how country … my believe is Free the Weed Free The World, and id like to help as meany people i can … and with like the govt said that other day about people on there death beds … i,m wanting to have it that people who are in life or death get it for free or a small donation of $2 .. becasue in the way i think do that and letting people know what you by there products for you we dont keep the profits thy all go back into the country and to help people … and remove the greed and hording of money …. and give it all back to the people … its what happen in the USA now there are shops that pay for all the school lunches and has given away millions of dollars, to community and helped the homeless … and that what i want to do as well hemp made homes for people that i give away for free to the homeless, as well as making and selling hemp made homes … and everything else hemp can be used for …. but befor i do all this … i need to learn to grow and get the licences and do it the right way … and then later down the track we are working together… i look ford to hearing from you when you can., Thank you for your time
    P,s Sorry for my Spelling im Dislexis so my spelling in not the best ,

  11. Murakareke says:

    Kia ora, I’ve been wanting to know if this Course would be available for Rotorua Districts?

  12. Amiria says:

    Thanks look forward to up dates

  13. Arapata says:

    Ki ora whanau,
    Awesome concepts would very much would like too do 2018 hemp cultivation course.
    Distance or online tutorials would be great.
    Currently residing and working in Gisborne
    Please keep me informed

  14. Bree says:

    I too am extremely interested yet saddened because I also have distance/family obstacles too but this course sounds like a dream come true. I would definitely be over the moon if there was to be a long distance option with visits. In the meantime I would still love as much info as I could get my hands on. Hemp housing is a no brainer!

  15. Silver says:

    Kia ora im just wondering does this course include teaching you about marketing an bussiness side or solely only about cultivating/ growing? Also wondering ,if you do the course an graduate , does these qualifications give you any rights to start a medical business to cultivate in a safe an sterile facility …. info would be much appreciated.

    1. Admin says:

      The course is mostly focused on the cultivation rather than marketing and other business skills & knowledge. The qualifications do not give you any rights to start a medical cannabis business – licenses issues by the Ministry of Health are given to entities that meet their requirements for Medical Cannabis research and we hope soon it will include production.

  16. Maxwell Ruscoe says:

    I need to get on this course IL even fund my self give me the chance! my life’s dream is to grow cannabis I’m so in love with how it grows the structure everything about it brightens my day, I’m a 7 year grower and have experience in a few different growing methods I hold a wide range of knowledge about cannabis indca and ruderalis and at 22 years of age I have a lot more time to build on it, this is what I want to do with my life. I’m educated about the laws surrounding cannabis and have nothing to hold me back from jumping into this head first. My parents both know of my skills in the garden and after years they have learnt to accept that yes their son grows pot and loves to do it. Please please get in contact with me about this!

  17. Arapata says:

    Ki ora whanau…
    Jus enquiring as well as
    hopefully participating on 2018 fulltime cultivation course.
    Is it possible to utulise my little block of partially gorse riddled whenua of 2 3/4 acres towards the trialing and research of medicinal cannabis for hikurangi enterprises?

  18. Chris says:

    Can I do the course form hm and still work my job

    1. Admin says:

      Not yet, but we’re working on various course options with EIT.

  19. Casey Gilmer says:

    I am keen to get in contact with you I am a good friend of Seth Bloom Raglan

    1. Admin says:

      You can send an email here:

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