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Young Entrepreneurs launch businesses at market

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 11:36 am | Ara Institute

Artistic road cones, a mental health cookbook featuring a recipe from Jacinda Ardern and biodegradable gelatine-based alternatives to plastic laminating pouches and food wrap were just some of the products on show at yesterday’s Young Enterprise Scheme ... More >>

The sweet taste of gold

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 4:54 pm | Ara Institute

There wasn’t as much shouting as in Hell’s kitchen but the atmosphere in the Ara kitchen was just as strained as the clock counted down to zero. More >>

Aiming to hit big time with budget film

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 1:40 pm | Ara Institute

Making movies on a dime is not a new concept for Mason Cade Packer . Since he was 13, Packer has been making micro-budget films and documentaries out of his own pocket, with a heap of creativity and a serious dollop of kiwi ingenuity. More >>

New Ara scholarships for Netball Mainland

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 10:58 am | Ara Institute

Ara is excited to be supporting the higher education of Netball Mainland players, coaches and umpires through a pool of new scholarships. More >>

Te Reo valuable to businesses

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 11:23 am | Ara Institute

Currently Te Reo Māori is enjoying a resurgence, with an increasing number of New Zealander’s making a conscious effort to use and celebrate one of our nation’s official languages. Ara has seen this support for Te Reo reflected in increasing ... More >>

Access to hundreds of global exams

Monday, 27 May 2019, 3:46 pm | Ara Institute

Cantabrians can now take advantage of a local Pearson Virtual University Enterprise (VUE) test centre at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Madras Street Campus. More >>

Student project supports wetland improvement

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 3:04 pm | Ara Institute

“Global environmental issues seem too big for our small group of students to tackle. But we can take local action right here in Timaru,” says Amy Woodfield. More >>

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 >>



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