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Ngāi Tahu recommends new member to the Ara council

Monday, 10 April 2017, 10:58 am | Ara Institute

Newly appointed Ara Council Member Melanie Taite-Pitama will be keeping a keen eye on the achievement of Māori students at the institute, as Ara strives for parity of course completion rates for Māori and Pasifika. As the Ngāi Tahu recommended ... More >>

Students sing the praises of new O House accommodation

Friday, 7 April 2017, 9:48 am | Ara Institute

Students have moved into the third and final additional to Ara of Institute of Canterbury’s Te whare o Ōtautahi/Ōtautahi House student accommodation development, and are enjoying living next to their campus and right in the middle of the city. More >>

Ara delivers digital technology for two schools

Monday, 3 April 2017, 11:34 am | Ara Institute

Unable to find suitable teachers and unwilling to cut digital technologies and electronics from their curriculum, two Christchurch high schools have formed a partnership with Ara Institute of Canterbury, finding a creative solution that puts students first. More >>

Anteater Ara graduates inspire at Autumn Graduation

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:41 am | Ara Institute

Keynote speakers at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s biggest ever graduation ceremony on 31 March will inspire graduands and their families with the tale of a start-up business that has convinced kiwis to put bugs on their menus and plates. More >>

Whakatau to welcome new Māori students to Ara

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:36 pm | Ara Institute

Ara and Ngāi Tūāhuriri are set to welcome close to 500 ‘first year, first time’ Māori students and their whānau on Friday, 24 March at Te Puna Wānaka, City Campus Christchurch. Last week, Ara and Ngāti Huirapa welcomed all new students and staff ... More >>

Shiny new coffee machines herald upgrades at Oamaru Campus

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:34 am | Ara Institute

The wifi has been upgraded and all the classrooms have new furniture, but it’s the new barista machines that have created a buzz at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Oamaru Campus. More >>

Farm life has plenty to offer young family

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:20 am | Ara Institute

From city girl to sharemilker to equity farmer, North Canterbury’s Wendy Croft has come a long way in a sector she says allows young people to work hard and prosper. More >>

Ara first in world to use virtual reality for X-ray training

Monday, 6 March 2017, 2:02 pm | Ara Institute

As part of its commitment to contemporary learning environments and delivery, virtual reality training software is being introduced at Ara Institute of Canterbury as a game changer for the medical imaging industry here and internationally. Students ... More >>

Ara leads polytechnic sector - top ranking in NZQA report

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:43 pm | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has achieved the highest ranking in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) report released today (17 February), putting the new institute at the top of the nation’s polytechnic sector. More >>

Ara Chief Executive retirement announced

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:59 pm | Ara Institute

After 40 years in the tertiary education sector Kay Giles, Ara Chief Executive, is to retire on 30 June 2017, it was announced to Ara staff today. More >>

From New York to the South Pole: producing TEDxScottBase

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 10:06 am | Ara Institute

When experts and celebrities gather for the first ever Antarctic TEDx event hosted by a government research station in January, they will be relying on the technical acumen of pretty much one man. More >>

Gym and location need fresh inspiration

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 2:37 pm | Ara Institute

Tim Bean and Anne Laing travel the world inspiring others, but when it came to revitalising their own building in Timaru, the historic Grainstore, they needed some fresh ideas. More >>

New Kaiārahi at Ara

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:11 pm | Ara Institute

Ara has selected a new Kaiārahi and will formerly acknowledge this important appointment on Monday 5 December at 11am to 1pm, Te Puna Wanaka (wharenui), Christchurch City Campus, Madras Street. More >>

Timber lath panel gifted to Waltham pool

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:37 pm | Ara Institute

The He Toki lath panel, built by carpentry students and staff at Ara Institute of Canterbury in 2015, was unveiled in a ceremony at Waltham Pool today. More >>

Fashion students PITCH their wares

Monday, 21 November 2016, 12:56 pm | Ara Institute

Unleashing their creativity for their final collection at Ara, Fashion Technology and Design students are putting the final stitches on rows of garments for PITCH, the annual Ara runway fashion show on 26 November in the Whareora, City Campus Christchurch. More >>

RIPE design opens in Rakaia Centre

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 5:25 pm | Ara Institute

RIPE opened today, celebrating the achievements of final year Art & Design students at Ara with a stunning array of multimedia, painting, woodblock print, screenprint on fabric, sculpture, ceramic, photography, gaming, digital animation, posters and ... More >>

Fishing for solutions to plastic in our oceans

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 4:10 pm | Ara Institute

The ORV Alguita research vessel has started her voyage around the Galapagos and Easter Islands and First Mate Raquelle de Vine is already penning blogs about the problem of plastic in our oceans. More >>

Ara will reduce carbon footprint with new agreement

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 10:22 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury’s new partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) will boost the institute’s initiatives to improve energy management, Ara Chief Executive Kay Giles says. More >>


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