Taratahi has one residential campus, all of our other regional campuses are non-residential.


  • In the  Wairarapa our more mature students, or students who do not want to live on campus, have other options available.
  • Masterton, a short 10 minute drive from our residential campus, has a number of rental accommodation properties available.  
  • Students who chose to live off campus need to build in travel time to campus each morning - especially our dairy students who have very early starts!
  • Masterton is our only residential campus, all of our regions are non-residential.

In this section you will find information for students living on the Masterton, Wairarapa campus.

Living on campus allows you to be fully immersed in the lifestyle that comes with the agricultural industry.  Our supportive staff encourages constant learning and take pride in developing good work ethic with you. 

Some advantages of living on campus include:

  • You won’t have to factor in travel time to and from campus (better time management).
  • You’ll be with other students who are on a similar career pathway which will give you contacts for the future as well as the opportunity to develop strong friendships.
  • Fun activities and events are organised for you.
  • First year students enjoy three hearty meals a day in our dining room.
  • We create a family environment for you.
  • We have a full time Student Wellbeing and Residential Manager as well as staff who live on campus 24-7 who provide support, advice and structure for you. Read 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.

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