Taratahi has one residential campus, all  of our other regional campuses 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 Campus Manager as well as staff who live on campus 24-7 who provide support, advice and structure for you.


Image altAlthough 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 blocks are complemented by a large kitchen/dining/living and recreation area and facilities.

Second year students usually live in one of five self-contained houses on the campus.  These houses are set up to create a flatting environment.  Each second year student is allocated their own room in one of these houses.

You probably have lots of questions about our full-time residential campus.  We've tried to capture all the questions that guidance counsellors and careers advisors usually ask us here FAQ's...

You can also get more information on our looking after students which is about looking after the health and wellbeing of our students.

The Latest

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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