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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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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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Ministry of Awesome and Ara create new innovation hub

Ministry of Awesome and Ara create new innovation hub

On 15 October, Ara Institute of Canterbury and the Ministry of Awesome will unite to...

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1.8k Ara students to move to the Health Precinct

1.8k Ara students to move to the Health Precinct

Waha Kōrero:Ara is ready to relocate 1800 nursing, midwifery and medical imaging students, to the...

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Kahukura awards keep coming: Property Industry Green Building award

Kahukura awards keep coming: Property Industry Green Building award

Ara’s Kahukura facility has taken out another prestigious award, this time in New Zealand....

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