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Surreal FESTA installation produced by Ara

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:53 am | Ara Institute

A surrealist reality T.V set reminiscent of the 1950s, complete with giant retro stovetop and an absurdly humongous coffee pot, will set the stage for an unforgettable culinary performance experience at Ara’s ‘Demonstration Station’ for the Festival ... More >>

Founder of New Zealand’s first women’s refuge

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:51 am | Ara Institute

Founder of New Zealand’s first women’s refuge At just 21 years of age, Rosemary Howard co-founded the first women's refuge in Christchurch, which was quickly inundated with victims of domestic abuse, uncovering a then little-recognised problem. It was ... More >>

Is accepting free samples sustainable?

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:41 am | Ara Institute

Giving health professionals free samples of goods and supplies bearing company logos is not a new marketing strategy, and midwives, like other health professionals, walk a fine line when accepting these freebies. More >>

New funding secured for arthritis treatment programme at Ara

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:36 am | Ara Institute

There are over 140 different types of arthritis, which can have significant impact on quality of life. However, participants of the Mobility Action Programme (MAP), run through Ara Institute of Canterbury’s specialist sports facility The Zone, ... More >>

New Ara XI Shield announced in Metro Cricket partnership

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:54 am | Ara Institute

The Christchurch Metro Cricket Association (CMCA) launches the new First XI shield this Monday [24 September] and Ara Institute of Canterbury is delighted to be the named partner of the secondary school tournament. More >>

Ara celebrates 125 years of Women’s Suffrage

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 9:23 am | Ara Institute

On 19 September Gapfiller co-founder Coralie Winn speaks at the Ara Library, City Campus Christchurch. With a vision of bringing life back to vacant spaces, Coralie established Gapfiller with Dr Ryan Reynolds, an academic, designer and performer, ... More >>

Full STEAM ahead for Timaru Ideas Festival

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:08 am | Ara Institute

“When you see other people doing something that you think is really awesome, it’s easier to see yourself doing it,” Cassa Grant, Communications Manager of the Ideas Festival says. More >>

Ara revives Māori sport in Canterbury - Te Wiki o Te Reo

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:03 am | Ara Institute

Kī-ō-rahi, the traditional Māori ball sport, is a growing force in Canterbury (Waitaha) with most secondary schools involved, and its regional revival can be attributed to Ara Institute of Canterbury. More >>

Ara celebrates the opportunities of learning te Reo

Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:23 am | Ara Institute

Learning Te Reo has enabled Tania Gilchrist (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tuhoe) to create a richer, more satisfying career – and life. With the confidence she gained from completing the Bachelor of Māori Language and ... More >>

Ara students design Christchurch Stadium logo

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 10:23 am | Ara Institute

Jane Keenan, Rachael Buckley and Nicholas Lew, Ara Bachelor of Visual Communication students, have won out against their classmates to design the new logo for the Christchurch Stadium (formerly AMI Stadium). More >>

Future Islands - global architecture exhibition - opens 6th

Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:22 am | Ara Institute

‘Future Islands: New Zealand at the Venice Architecture Biennale’, is on exhibition in the Kahukura, Engineering and Architectural Studies building, at Ara from 6 September- 26 September, offering a fresh, inventive perspective on global architecture. More >>

‘Post activity’ outdoor education – a new era dawns

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:59 am | Ara Institute

Sure, students can learn to tramp up mountains and climb rock faces, but outdoor education (OE) develops a lot more than practical activity skills. OE also offers personal development and leadership competencies, and now the sector is evolving ... More >>

Hunger for literary humour takes a ‘novel’ approach

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:43 am | Ara Institute

The hunger for a good book takes a novel turn again, as Ara’s students and staff compete in the fifth annual Edible Book competition at Ara on 29 August, where book titles inspire edible creations and humour is high on the ingredient list. More >>

Ara artists at Appalachian Centre exhibition

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:28 pm | Ara Institute

Ara staff are amongst the New Zealand and Australian artists exhibiting at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, at the Appalachian State University. More >>

Transport & Logistics sector celebrates new training program

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:53 am | Ara Institute

A new industry-led Transport & Logistics programme will soon begin in South Canterbury, following substantial collaboration between local businesses, Ara Institute of Canterbury and key organisations. More >>

What WILL they show at New Zealand Fashion Week

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:09 pm | Ara Institute

Will it be the Choir Dress made with an antique Choir boy tunic from England? Or the Black Out Dress made from black-out curtains from the old Wakatipu High School in Queenstown? Or maybe the Wedding Dress, a slip style silk evening dress made from ... More >>

New qualification for professional supervisors

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:04 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has launched a new postgraduate qualification designed to meet a growing need for professional oversight in areas such as health, social services, human resources and education. More >>

Audiences beware: Wild cabbage and Blood Wedding are coming

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 1:52 pm | Ara Institute

For those who like their theatre clinging to the edge of mainstream, the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) at Ara have a surprising, intriguing and wonderfully challenging double bill treat in store. More >>

Art to transport public to another reality

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 9:19 am | Ara Institute

Within the winter wonderland that is House of Travel Botanic D’Lights, the trees will talk, the Arts Centre clock face will come alive and you may even catch a glimpse of a fairy… More >>

MBIE contracts Ara to assess Pacific Island labourers

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:36 am | Ara Institute

As part of a new initiative called the Pacific Trades Partnership (PTP) the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has contracted Ara Institute of Canterbury to oversee skills assessments of tradespeople in the Pacific Islands. More >>

 

 

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