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Taking a turn to support Competition Dancers

Date: July 2021

Congratulations Tyree!

Tyree Connor our National Training Manager has taken up the position as Head Judge of New Zealand’s Amateur Rock n Roll Association. Tyree started dancing in 1986 and has competed and judged at the top levels of the New Zealand Rock n Roll competitions for more than 30 years. This year Tyree will take her turn to lead the National Judging Cohort for the two Championships. This includes the training and ongoing professional development of more than 30 judges, as well as the judging management of the two National Championships held each year. “It’s a busy role and I always said I’ll take a turn when needed. In this new Covid world I hope my skillset will be a timely support for the dancers and judges to navigate the challenges of unparalleled change,” says Tyree.

Other news

Believed to be a world first, a new training programme focusing on the benefits of animal wellbeing has been developed by QCONZ in collaboration with UCOL, Fonterra and DairyNZ.

The Fonterra ‘All things milking’ workshop was held in Pongakawa last week and prior to that in Waihi for local dairy farmers.

QCONZ has been successful in our bid to be an approved audit agency for the NAIT accreditation programme assessment which launched this week.

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On 31st January Josh Wheeler (QCONZ) and Nick Dowson (BOP Dairy Farmer) began their journey to cycle New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff!  This is no mean feat!

Josh Wheeler was invited to speak at a SMASH Fielday in Taranaki this month where he shared helpful pointers to assist farmers with mastitis management and milking efficiency, including demonstrating the benefits of milking by time and MaxT.

Another QCONZ IT development is near completion!  

QCONZ is leading the way with animal wellbeing training set to launch in Autumn 2022. 

QCONZ is excited to announce the appointment of Mark Neal as an independent Director to our Board.

We are pleased to announce that QCONZ will be helping deliver a ‘Reducing Strains and Sprains’ project co-funded by ACC and DairyNZ.