Stockperson of the Year
Each year the New Zealand Pork Industry recognises outstanding performance from amongst those completing either the Level 3 (Senior Stockperson) or Level 4 (Herd Manager) ITO courses in pork production at its annual dinner that is held in conjunction with the industry conference and AGM.
This year Mary Tuinawaivuvu was assessed to be the most deserving Level 3 student and was invited to the annual dinner to receive her prize.
It was very pleasing to see the prize going to one of the group of eight Patoa Farms staff that completed this course over the past year as it is fitting recognition of the work not only Mary but that the whole group have put in. The prize is awarded not only on performance in the course and its various assessments but also on how they are viewed by their peers and the contribution they make to their workplace and its culture.