Helped me get where I am today

“Being a Taratahi graduate definitely helped me get where I am today, these days you need experience and I could clearly show that I had all that, as well as the form...

Hamish How

Full of challenges

She's young, blond and petite but Cologne McKinstry has been the Stock Manager on a 2,400ha station in southern Hawke's Bayand takes it in her stride.

Cologne McKinstry

Responsible for 4,500 stock

Emma attended one of the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre’s Wairarapa four day Taster Courses and was hooked!  Taratahi, in the mixed sheep and beef and dai...

Emma Lewin

Big Dreams

Heidi is enrolled on the Massey University Diploma in Agriculture, delivered by Taratahi in the Wairarapa.

Heidi van Noort

Get involved

“I don’t want to be a yes-man, I want to get ahead and further education is the fastest way I can improve myself as a farmer.”

Duncan Campbell

We want to make a lifestyle

“We want to make a lifestyle more than a job for ourselves and tie it in with hunting,”

Jason & Aaron Taka-Turchie

First job as 2IC

Billy Steventon signed up for Taratahi’s National Certificate in Farming Skills (Work Ready) Level 3 programme, run in partnership with NorthTec.

Billy Steventon

Encourage other Māori

Nga had always been passionate about the outdoors and interested in farming. He saw a job in the local paper advertising in the dairy industry that looked interesting.

Ngawharau Apaapa (Nga)

Bright Taranaki woman

 “I love training and dairy.  Luckily I’m a morning person and there’s not one job on-farm that I don’t like doing."

Bella Kinza-Ward

Positive attitude

Students Ngawai Kohiti and James Paterson recently graduated from Taratahi’s ‘Introduction to Farming, Level 2’ programme. The 23 week programme was held in Galatea in the...

Ngawai Kohiti and James Paterson

Fantastic learning atmosphere

Studying Level 3 at Taratahi is full-on, I often help milk 300 cows in Kihikihi before the programme starts each day, so I’m up at 4.30am, then go to meet the Taratah...

Sophie Osborne

The atmosphere was great

"I’m going to get further with these qualifications, not many farmers will employ someone without them." 

Domenic Clentworth

A dream summer job

“My dream has always been to work in the South Island, working down there on a station like this is for shepherds like their big OE.  Working in that big country...

Carys Bates

Paris Ternent-James

In 2013 Paris applied for and was accepted onto the first year programme at Taratahi as a sheep and beef student.

Paris Ternent-James

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FMG Taratahi Scholarship

FMG Taratahi Scholarship

Monday, 12 February 2018

Taratahi and FMG are proud to announce the re-established FMG Taratahi Scholarship for both Year 1 and Year 2 students.  The Scholarship is now open for applications with the closing date being Wednesday 28th February.

Fees Free Study in 2018

Fees Free Study in 2018

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Get free fees for your first year of study at Taratahi New government policy means that students starting tertiary education for the first time in 2018 will get one year of full-time study fees-free. You may also wish to check the Fees-free 2018 Student Guide or

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