In all of our regions we look after our students like we would care for our own children.  We make sure they are looked after and are achieving.  We let students know we are there for them if they need to talk about anything that is worrying them and we celebrate their successes.

At our residential campuses we have adult supervision 24 hours per day, seven days a week.  

Residential Manager, Masterton 
- Judy Dreadon

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Before coming to Taratahi, Judy has enjoyed roles as a Jillaroo in Australia, an Orchard Manager and a Physical Education and English Teacher. 

"I want the students to feel this is their home while they are here training for their qualifications." 

"Parents, Careers Advisors and families need to know that students with us will be safe and cared for, disciplined if needed, encouraged to take part in the activities offered and guided to make the right choices that will enable them to focus on their career."

"I want students to be proud of Taratahi and to treat the campus and everyone in and around it, with respect and tolerance and to value what they are learning and experiencing here with us."

"This is a chance to develop and grow into adults who can comfortably take their place in New Zealand's Farming Community."

Medical, Bullying, Drug and Alcohol Information

Image altSome students bring medication on campus for health issues they have.  This medication is locked away and stored with our Student Wellbeing and Residential Manager who administers the dosage.  Our hostel staff are also first aid trained. 

We make doctor’s appointments for students if necessary and arrange for them to be taken to these appointments and brought back to campus.


Taratahi has a zero tolerance for bullying, drug and alcohol consumption on campus.  For more information on policies relating to bullying, drug use and alcohol please call 0800 TARATAHI or view our policies here.

Progress Updates

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As well as teaching students a good work ethic, respect of other students and colleagues we also teach the importance of looking after themselves.  This includes keeping hydrated, eating well, good sleep habits, personal presentation and encouraging them to create a strong support network of friends and family. 

We are firm, but fair.  The campus is home for our students while they are with us so we do everything we can to make sure they feel supported, safe and happy.

The Latest

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) to take over Telford campus of Taratahi

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) to take over Telford campus of Taratahi

Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) to take over Telford campus of Taratahi

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.

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