The residential campus is an easy 1.5 hour drive from both Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, and Palmerston North. 

Residential Accommodation

Although we feel that living on campus is the most beneficial option for our students, if you want to live off campus then Masterton is only a 10 minute drive from the campus with affordable rental properties.

First year students at Taratahi live in accommodation pods which house eight students each or an accommodation block consisting of 60 single rooms.  Our accommodation block is complemented by a large kitchen/dining/living and recreation area and facilities.  There is no guarantee that a student will end up in a pod or in a single room.

Second year and diploma level students live in one of five self-contained houses on the campus.  Each student is allocated their own room in one of these houses.

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Programmes available at the Wairarapa Campus

Please click the links below for more information about specific programmes available at the Wairarapa Campus.



Taster Dates

Taster dates for 2018 are:

15 to 19 April - Agriculture and Equine
7 to 11 October - Agriculture and Equine

9 to 13 December - Agriculture and Equine

The cost of the Taster Course is $100 and covers all meals, accommodation and activities for the four days!  To register for one of these Taster Courses, please fill in the attached enrolment form and return it to us.

Wairarapa Campus Term Dates

2018 Term Dates

Level 3 - full year programmes

Semester One

27 February - 26 May - includes Easter - 14 to 17 April

Semester Two

19 June - 25 August 

Semester Three

18 September - 15 December 

Level 4 programmes

Semester One

6 March - 7 April - includes Easter - 14 to 17 April

Semester Two

18 April - 23 June 

Semester Three

17 July - 1 September 

Semester Four

11 September - 15 December 

Equine - Level 3

15 May - 18 August 

Equine - Level 4

21 August - 15 December


Massey University Diploma in Agriculture – Level 5

Semester One

27 February - 23 June - includes mid-term break 13 - 23 April

Semester Two

17 July - 10 November - 1 - 8 September


The Latest

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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