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Ara is the largest vocational training institute in the South Island of New Zealand. Our practical, hands-on learning is provided in a supportive, welcoming environment. When you graduate from Ara you'll be work ready for your chosen industry or profession, with the skills employers need. 

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Timaru outdoor instructor lands award and plum job

Timaru outdoor instructor lands award and plum job

Timaru's Georgia Orme has just topped off an incredible year with a national outdoor instructing...

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Nurturing individual student success - Ara Teaching Awards

Nurturing individual student success - Ara Teaching Awards

Getting to know individual students is at the heart of student success according to winners...

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World-first virtual reality training at Ara wins national ICT award

World-first virtual reality training at Ara wins national ICT award

Ara won the Microsoft Award for Excellence in Technology Delivery and the Supreme Prize at...

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New Ara XI Shield announced in Metro Cricket partnership

New Ara XI Shield announced in Metro Cricket partnership

The Ara Shield is just one part of a comprehensive partnership agreement that aims to...

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1000th Hiroshima Shudo University student comes to Ara

1000th Hiroshima Shudo University student comes to Ara

The relationship between Hiroshima Shudo University (HSU) in Japan, and Ara Institute of Canterbury has...

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Ara artists at Appalachian Centre exhibition

Ara artists at Appalachian Centre exhibition

Ara staff exhibiting at Appalachian State University centre....

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