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?

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  • 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:

Apr 06

UK Exchange Students at Taratahi

UK Exchange Students from Walford and North Shropshire College are with us for three weeks.

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Apr 12

Wairarapa Taster

Our first Taster course of 2015 runs from 12th to 16th April.  Arrival time on the 12th is after 6.30 pm and finishing on the 16th 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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Apr 28

MPI on Campus

Members of MPI will be on campus undergoing a two week course.

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Latest news

Waikato Graduates Well Prepared

Waikato Graduates Well Prepared

Monday, 15 December 2014

On Thursday 11 December, Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre celebrated the graduation of 64 students from across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty areas.

Taratahi Shepherd of the Year Entries Open

Taratahi Shepherd of the Year Entries Open

Tuesday, 09 December 2014

Entries are now open for the ‘Taratahi Shepherd of the Year’ competition.  Taratahi is the principal sponsor of the competition, which is part of the Keinzley Agvet Wairarapa Sheep and Beef Farm Business of the Year competition.

Lend Your Land

Lend Your Land

Monday, 01 December 2014

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre is calling for farmers to ‘Lend Your Land’.  This is a training initiative where farmers lend their land to a Taratahi tutor one day a week, who will train and supervise secondary school students who are studying agriculture with the Primary Industry Trades Academy (PITA) and Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre.