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“A challenge we can all meet” - eco solutions at Ara

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:14 pm | Ara Institute

Headlines about climate change are hard to ignore and the scale of the news can leave us feeling overwhelmed. But Ara Institute of Canterbury students say that small scale solutions, which can be incorporated into everyday life with the minimum of effort, ... More >>

Careers Expo for South Canterbury

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:06 pm | Ara Institute

Careers Expo for South Canterbury The Careers Expo at the Southern Events Centre in Timaru on 22 and 23 May brings the region’s tertiary training providers together under one roof, giving learners the chance to ask questions about study pathways ... More >>

Heat is on cooking students at Salon Culinaire

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 1:57 pm | Ara Institute

The pressure will be on when cooking and hospitality students compete live at the Southern Lights Salon Culinaire Saturday 20 May. This is an annual competition, organised by Ara Institute of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic Cromwell and the Southern Institute ... More >>

Quiz the tutors at Careers Expo

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:28 pm | Ara Institute

Christchurch Careers Expo, 11-13 May at Horncastle Arena, is a golden opportunity to find out about study options by talking to actual tutors and getting to know organisations first hand. More >>

Ara primary industries restructure

Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:45 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury’s proposal to restructure Primary Industries programmes is designed to adjust provision to align with industry demands, Chief Executive Kay Giles said. More >>

New nurses from Ara snap up the jobs

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 10:20 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury-trained nurses are in demand. Nursing graduates who completed their studies in November 2016 at Ara have achieved the top employment rates for nursing graduates in New Zealand with 94.5% employed as registered nurses. The national ... More >>

Ara council chair changes

Monday, 1 May 2017, 1:33 pm | Ara Institute

After an “extremely busy, challenging and rewarding few years” Chair of the Ara Council Jenn Bestwick has resigned. More >>

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 >>



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