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

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Wairarapa Graduation 2016

Wairarapa Graduation 2016

Monday, 10 October 2016

Graduation is a highlight of a student’s life. The annual Taratahi Wairarapa Graduation ceremony is no exception, and is one of the biggest events in the region, with close to 500 people attending.We are delighted to announce that Graduation for our 2016 students will be held on 24 March 2017. We are giving advanced warning of the date to allow parents and students time to book travel to this event.

Central North Island Dairy Academy opens

Central North Island Dairy Academy opens

Tuesday, 01 March 2016

A new training facility aimed at preparing students for careers in the dairy industry has been opened.  The Central North Island Dairy Academy is in its second week of training 10 New Zealand students in a 32 week programme that combines theory, practical training and farm experience.  The academy is a partnership between Taratahi, Landcorp and the Shanghai Pengxin Group (SPG) and sits alongside one of Shanghai Pengxin's Reporoa farms which was being sharemilked by Landcorp.

Taratahi Appoints New Leader

Taratahi Appoints New Leader

Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Board of Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre today announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive, Arthur Graves.