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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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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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Electric Vehicle hub buzz at Ara city campus

Electric Vehicle hub buzz at Ara city campus

Ara's EVs have arrived!...

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Ara’s Kahukura only NZ building honoured in Australasia learning environment awards

Ara’s Kahukura only NZ building honoured in Australasia learning environment awards

Ara’s new architecture and engineering school, Kahukura, has been awarded for its innovative learning environment...

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Building richer diversity - Pegasus Health awards

Building richer diversity - Pegasus Health awards

14 Ara students received Workforce Development Scholarships, which aim to enhance the cultural and linguistic...

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Ara student wins prestigious engineering award

Ara student wins prestigious engineering award

Van Dinh Nguyen, mechanical engineering, has been named 2018 Student Innovator of the Year by...

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Canadian first nation group at Te Puna Wanaka

Canadian first nation group at Te Puna Wanaka

Indigenous students from opposite sides of the world are drawing parallels between their experiences, at...

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