We receive the majority of our funding from the Tertiary Education Commission and from student fees. We also receive revenue from our farming operations.

We are registered with the Charities Commission as a charitable entity (registration number CC46654) and we access third party funding for development.

We are grateful for the support of organisations and Trusts for financially supporting our students through scholarships and we are thankful for the support we receive from the local community in the form of graduation prizes, work placements and farm access arrangements.

Taratahi is a unique training establishment widely recognised not only for its historical contribution to New Zealand’s agricultural sector but also for its commitment to providing innovative training in a constantly evolving industry.

Our vision is a high performing workforce.  Our mission is to build workforce skills in primary industries through quality education, the demonstration and dissemination of knowledge and skill. 


How to Leave a Legacy for Future Generations?

To make a bequest to Taratahi it is important to have a will ensuring your wishes for your estate are carried out uncontested.  It is important to consult your solicitor, Guardian Trust or Public Trust office for advice in drawing up your will.  There are a number of ways in which you can support Taratahi in your will:

  • Residue - once you have made provision for your family and friends, you may wish to leave Taratahi the remainder, or residue, of your estate or a percentage of it to Taratahi.
  • Percentage or fraction - you may wish to leave a percentage or fraction of your estate to Taratahi.
  • Specified sum or assets - you may prefer to leave a specific amount of money, real estate, shares, bonds, items or a nominated gift to Taratahi.
  • Leave a gift in perpetuity to the Taratahi Investment Fund - a gift to the Taratahi Investment Fund is a gift that just keeps giving.  Money held in the fund is invested as capital and left to build over time. Taratahi is able to use a portion of the earned interest annually to fund its work, giving the organisation a secure future.

If you would like information about how you can support Taratahi, please call 0800 TARATAHI or email us.

We are very fortunate to have access arrangements with number of private farms.

These arrangements enable us to deliver our model of 'real training on real farms' as we use them for training.  The properties are run by individuals, organisations, councils and iwi and are located around New Zealand.  We're also fortunate to have access arrangements with Demonstration and Research properties.

Our PITA programme and Certificates in Agriculture (Level 3 and Level 4) all involve a work experience or placement component.  The majority of these placements are on private commercial farms.  They are designed to give students the opportunity to put into practice the skills which they have learnt at Taratahi.  We're fortunate to be able to have students on placements throughout New Zealand.

We rely on the generosity of local farmers to volunteer their time and resources to have Taratahi students on their properties.  We really appreciate their dedication and support to Taratahi students and education; we couldn't offer our programmes without their commitment.

If you would like information about becoming a work placement student or a work experience farmer, please call 0800 TARATAHI or email us.

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Enrolling now for 2019

Enrolling now for 2019

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Now's the time to start YOUR future in Ag! 

Fees Free Study in 2019

Fees Free Study in 2019

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Get free fees for your first year of study at Taratahi Sstudents starting tertiary education for the first time in 2019 will get one year of full-time study fees-free. You may also wish to check the Fees-free 2019 Student Guide or www.feesfree.govt.nz.

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