Why Agriculture?

We believe the agricultural industry is the place to be, why wouldn’t you want to be a part of this exciting, cutting edge sector?

Studying Dairy at Taratahi
  • The agricultural industry is facing a skills shortage.  New Zealand needs 1,100 new workers each year to meet the needs of the sector. 
  • Farmers need workers with attitude and aptitude.  We work hard to train well rounded and skilled workers – these people will go on to have long and rewarding jobs in the industry.

Why Taratahi?

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre has been successfully preparing students for careers in agriculture since 1919.

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  • With our two year, full time, Taratahi NZQA approved qualification, 95% of our students have been employed on completion.  They have great career prospects and a clear pathway to management.  More.
  • With our two year, full time, Taratahi NZQA approved qualification, 95% of our students have been employed on completion.  They have great career prospects and a clear pathway to management.  More.

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Coming Up:

Sep 28

Wairarapa Taster Course

Our next Taster course of 2015 runs from 28th September to 1st October. Arrival time on the 27th is after 6.30 pm and finishing on the 1st around 2.00 pm.Learn about quad bikes, chainsaws, fencing, stock movement and lots more!You need to be aged between 16 and 18 to attend at Taster course in the Wairarapa.Call us on 0800 TARATAHI or email us if you'd like to enrol in this Taster Course. 

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Oct 05

Equine Taster Course - Wairarapa

Our next Equestrian Taster Course runs from 5th - 8th October 2015.  

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Latest news

School students to get taste of Vocational Pathways

School students to get taste of Vocational Pathways

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Over 300 Year 10 students in the Wairarapa region are set to get a taste of tertiary study with UCOL Wairarapa and Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre over three consecutive Fridays, starting Friday, 24 July.

Taratahi welcomes new board members

Taratahi welcomes new board members

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Taratahi announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees with effect from 19 May 2015.

Taratahi students Finalists for the 2015 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award

Taratahi students Finalists for the 2015 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award

Wednesday, 03 June 2015

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre students were Finalists for the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award, part of the Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award held in Whanganui on Friday, 29 May 2015.