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Beca scholarship recipient builds "recycled" wheelchair

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 2:29 pm | Ara Institute

“There is nothing I believe more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.” – Bill Nye (science educator, former mechanical engineer) More >>

Ara staff member kayaks in Antarctica

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 12:30 pm | Ara Institute

Travelling to one of the most remote places in the world and kayaking for ten days in ice cold waters is just a matter of the right mind set. More >>

Ara alumni rocking The Court Theatre stage

Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:19 am | Ara Institute

Jamming, acting, singing and rocking The Court Theatre stage together – that’s in the job description for recent Bachelor of Music Arts graduates Emily Farrell and Tyler Robbins. More >>

Ara’s first tiny houses are under the hammer

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:26 am | Ara Institute

Now that the students’ tools are down and Ara’s two tiny houses are complete, it’s time for another hammer to fall: the auction hammer. More >>

New Certificate in Barber Skills is a success

Friday, 5 April 2019, 1:52 pm | Ara Institute

Shaving balloons, getting covered in shaving cream and having meaningful conversations with a mannequin head is probably not what you’d expect when you sign up for the Certificate in Barber Skills at Ara. More >>

NASDA students perform a Jo Randerson double bill

Monday, 1 April 2019, 10:09 am | Ara Institute

Ara’s second year NASDA students are performing a Jo Randerson double bill between 4-6 April 2019 at the NASDA Theatre (130 Madras Street, Christchurch). More >>

Ara Institute of Canterbury in lock down

Friday, 15 March 2019, 3:07 pm | Ara Institute

Currently the Madras Street Campus, Manawa and Woolston Trades Campus are in lock down in response to the shooting in Christchurch. More >>

YES 2019 successfully Kickstarted

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:17 am | Ara Institute

Last Friday (1st of March) Ara hosted hundreds of young and eager entrepreneurs from across Canterbury at a successful Kickstart / Tīmata 2019 event. It was the beginning of the 56th annual Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). More >>

Engineering student wins inaugural Summer Sprint program

Monday, 25 February 2019, 2:58 pm | Ara Institute

An Ara Diploma in Mechanical Engineering student Sukhdeep Singh has just had the “greatest experience ever” participating in and winning Ministry of Awesome’s (MOA) Summer Sprint programme, which ran from 11-15 February. More >>

Whakatau held to welcome 800 Ara students

Monday, 25 February 2019, 1:46 pm | Ara Institute

Starting tertiary study can be a daunting prospect for new students, while those who are returning to study this year are one-step closer to completion. More >>

Ara expands its English testing services

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 9:46 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has cemented its reputation as the leading English language testing centre in the South Island by becoming an Official Test Centre for PTE Academic. More >>

Statement from Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Chief Executive

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 4:35 pm | Ara Institute

Today, the government has clearly identified a strong vision for vocational education, with a number of key components that will affect all of New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs). More >>

Graduate excited to receive first formal qualification

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 10:42 am | Ara Institute

Nervous, but prepared to give it her best was how Megan Wordsworth approached studying at Ara. Tomorrow (14 February) she is proud to be graduating with her first official qualification, as well as speaking on behalf of the graduates at the Ara Institute ... More >>

First female carpenter from Trades Partnership begins

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 10:25 am | Ara Institute

First female carpenter from Pacific Trades Partnership begins education in New Zealand More >>

Ara launches new Commercial Interior Design Diploma

Monday, 11 February 2019, 10:07 am | Ara Institute

Interior designers are in high demand in the New Zealand market, especially for large and increasingly sophisticated commercial interior spaces. A new wave of commercial development is forecast for New Zealand in 2019, with some investors shifting towards ... More >>

Open Day at Ara

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 9:13 am | Ara Institute

With NCEA results now out, Ara Institute of Canterbury is gearing up to host hundreds of school leavers searching for career and study opportunities, at its annual Open Day on Thursday 31 January. More >>

Master of Sustainable Practice a NZ first

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 1:23 pm | Ara Institute

Ara’s ground-breaking new Master of Sustainable Practice has been approved and is taking enrolments for 2019. More >>

New book shines a light on disability theatre globally

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 9:11 am | Ara Institute

Fifteen years of work in disability performance, which has put Christchurch at the forefront of research and practice in a growing global movement, has culminated in the publication of a new book for Ara theatre tutor Dr Tony McCaffrey. More >>

Ara first in NZ to adopt CognAsist for learning challenges

Monday, 21 January 2019, 3:16 pm | Ara Institute

Having a learning challenge need not be a barrier to study success. Ara Learning Advisors have helped hundreds of students to develop strategies for overcoming their individual challenges. Now the institute is the first in New Zealand to adopt an ... More >>

‘Repugnant’ steals the show for Young Filmmaker of the Year

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:43 am | Ara Institute

Filmmaker and Ara New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS) graduate Kyan Krumdieck has added another recognition to his growing list after being named New Filmmaker of the Year by SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) following the ... More >>



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