There are a huge range of jobs and careers in the agricultural industry.   To get an idea of the jobs available have a look at these sites.

Here are just a few of the jobs you can get in the agricultural industry.  If you'd like help working out what is the best way for you to get the job you want, call us 0800 TARATAHI or email us.

Dairy Jobs

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  • Dairy/ Farm Assistant: Farm assistant
  • Herd manager
  • Farm Manager:
  • Variable order sharemilker and contract milker
  • Share-farming
  • 50/50 sharemilker
  • Dairy Farmer

Sheep and Beef Jobs

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  • Shearer
  • Farm Manager
  • Stock Manager
  • Stock Agent
  • Fencer
  • Farm Worker
  • Shepherd/Head Shepherd
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Rural Valuation
  • Agricultural Contractor
  • Rural Banker
  • Rural Banking Consultants
  • Rural Bank Manager
  • Agricultural Engineer


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  • Nursery Grower / Worker
  • Packhouse Worker
  • Arboirst
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Crop Farmer
  • Production Manager
  • Beekeeper

Equine (Horses)

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  • Horse Trainer
  • Stable Assistant

Check out the training pathways that'll help you get these jobs.

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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