Taratahi's Stratford campus was established in 2004 to enable students to remain in Taranaki while studying agriculture. Dedicated classrooms are now set up at the Stratford Demonstration Farm, Motonui School and Waimate West Demonstration Farm in Manaia.  Training takes place both in the classroom and on Taratahi training farms or other commercial farming operations around the District.

Students work with qualified and experienced tutors who will teach them theory and practical knowledge in a number of areas, including animal husbandry, soil and crop management, fencing, vehicles and machinery, chainsaws and land management.

Primary Industries in Schools 

For secondary school learning options, visit our page Primary Industries in Schools.

Full-time and part-time programmes Available in Taranaki

​To find out more about start dates for these programmes, please email us or call us on 0800 TARATAHI.

Taranaki Free Taster Courses

Our one day taster courses are a great way to discover what it’s like to learn at Taratahi before committing to a full time programme.

They are free – and they’re fun!

2018 Dates

  • 20 April, 13 July, 5 October 2018. 

*Students must be 14 years or over to attend a Taranaki Taster Course

For more information, visit our Taster Courses page.

Click here for an enrolment form or contact 0800 TARATAHI for more information

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Information for Taratahi students, including Telford students

Information for Taratahi students, including Telford students

Friday, 11 January 2019

Taratahi Institute of Agriculture (Taratahi) went into interim liquidation at the end of 2018.

Education Provider in Interim Liquidation

Education Provider in Interim Liquidation

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Media Release  20 December 2018  Taratahi was yesterday placed in Interim Liquidation, at the request of its Board of Trustees, by the High Court. 

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