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Rewind Radio Is All That & A Bag Of Chips

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 10:53 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury’s second year radio students are turning back the clock to everything 90s, on their newly launched channel - Rewind. From Backstreet Boys to Spice Girls and Britney Spears, Rewind Radio 96.1FM will be playing jams ... More >>

Fighting Covid On Many Fronts At Ara

Monday, 18 October 2021, 9:19 am | Ara Institute

Getting in front of Covid before it hits the South Island is part of the plan for Ara Institute of Canterbury. With cases of the Delta variant inching southwards towards Christchurch, Ara is helping to battle the deadly virus on many fronts. "We ... More >>

Creative Community Responds To Ara's Private Art Collection

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 4:35 pm | Ara Institute

Hidden in plain sight across Ara Institute of Canterbury’s campuses is a remarkable art collection of nearly 700 works. One of the earliest collections held by a tertiary institution, it features works by Shane Cotton, Ralph Hotere, Margaret Stoddard, ... More >>

Music At Ara Changes Tempo With New Degree Options

Monday, 9 August 2021, 3:31 pm | Ara Institute

In recent years there has been an increasing demand from students for Music programmes at Ara to expand further on aspects of music production and creation including writing of advertising jingles, film scores and gaming soundtracks alongside the mainstay ... More >>

Straight Talk On Trades: Ara’s Katie Thomas Offers Learners Insights From A Working Woman

Friday, 16 July 2021, 1:11 pm | Ara Institute

On June 16th at Ara’s Woolston Campus, a special visitor made some time to inspire and inform female students. Katie Thomas, an Ara graduate, engineer, and all-round good sort, visited with a select group of other future women tradies to share her ... More >>

Agribusiness Study Booms At Ara

Friday, 16 July 2021, 1:06 pm | Ara Institute

In a world where COVID might still be laying waste to holiday plans and careers on the stage, Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd is doing its best to prepare people for a new post-COVID economy - and get them onboard with rising synergies between ... More >>

Ara’s July Emerge Event Attracts A Wealth Of Attendees

Friday, 16 July 2021, 12:07 pm | Ara Institute

The Ara Business Technology Department held the first of its bi-annual ‘Emerge’ exhibitions on Wednesday July 7, at the Kahukura building on the Madras Street campus. The evening event is designed to celebrate the completion of the recent group of ... More >>

Ara Hosts Kick-Off Event For The Orion Energy Accelerator

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 4:31 pm | Ara Institute

On the night of June 16, Ara Institute of Canterbury hosted the ‘Orion Energy Accelerator kickoff’, an event which featured high-energy introductions to the key people behind the 11 startups about to begin their clean-energy mission, courtesy ... More >>

New Ara Research Hub Gets Funding To Help Bioplastic Startup Kelpn

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 10:29 am | Ara Institute

The new ‘research hub’ at Ara has just gained a significant grant to begin work on the best chemical composition of a biomaterial alternative made from seaweed. The Institute launched the ‘Research Hub’ at the beginning of the year, a development ... More >>

Nestle Golden Hat Regional Cook-offs Held For The First Time At Ara

Friday, 11 June 2021, 1:26 pm | Ara Institute

On Tuesday night, Ara Institute of Canterbury training kitchens were bustling with hopeful young chefs, competing in the South Island regional cook-offs. This event, a brand-new format, was a collaboration between Nestle Professional, the Australian ... More >>

Ara Helps Prepare Ground For Return Of Tūi To Otautahi

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 10:38 am | Ara Institute

On Wednesday May 12th, representatives from Meridian Energy, The Christchurch Foundation and Ara Institute of Canterbury braved the wet chilly weather to plant a tūi-attracting array of trees on the South Green at Madras Street Campus. Over 300 native and introduced ... More >>

Ara’s Broadcasting School Radio Station Reaches ‘Fever’ Pitch

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 11:50 am | Ara Institute

From Monday the 3rd of May, groovy disco tunes entered Christchurch’s airwaves courtesy of Ara’s New Zealand Broadcasting School’s student station for 2021: Fever FM. In April, the cohort of second-year broadcasting students pitched their ... More >>

A Feel-Good Ara Timaru Graduation Celebrates Students, Staff - And Staff As Students

Friday, 30 April 2021, 2:14 pm | Ara Institute

After a somewhat disjointed 2020 experience, Ara Timaru graduates were finally able to celebrate their success in a more familiar style on Tuesday April 27th. Sixty-nine graduates who completed their study at the end of last year including students from ... More >>

Te Ōhaka At Ara Presents Showcase Of Start-ups

Friday, 30 April 2021, 2:05 pm | Ara Institute

On the 21st of April, staff from Ara were invited to meet and mingle with some of the current crop of start-ups at Te Ōhaka - the Centre for Growth and Innovation. The aim of the event was to help the Ara community gain a deeper understanding of ... More >>

Ara Becomes Official Partner Of The Orion Energy Accelerator Programme

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 10:22 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury and its new commercial ‘Research Hub’ have been chosen to act as one of seven partners providing services and support to start-ups participating in the prestigious nation-wide ‘Orion Energy Accelerator’ programme. More >>

Ara Art Graduates From Present And Past Enliven The City Contribute To The City’s Street Art Scene

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 3:14 pm | Ara Institute

Christchurch - already named in 2017 as a ‘street art capital of the world’ by Lonely Planet - has just gained a spectacular new city mural, courtesy of street art collective ‘DTR Crew’. The Crew benefits from the talents of two Ara/CPIT ... More >>

Ara’s Pride Week Profile Boosted By Ara Staff Involvement In Transgender Film Funding

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 10:41 am | Ara Institute

As New Zealand launches into Pride Week 2021, Grae Meek is busy at her day job but she’s also launching into pre-production for her first short film - appropriately enough, a story about a transgender woman returning home for a potentially tense ... More >>

Ara Maintains Leading Nursing Employment Rate

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 10:14 am | Ara Institute

Despite the challenges of COVID, Ara nursing graduates achieved extremely high rates of employment, with 98.5% of registered nursing graduates who sought work as an RN achieving success. Ara nursing employment rates are consistently amongst the top ... More >>

Ara Enterprise & Digital Innovation Department Offers Local Businesses Services From Its New ‘Tech Colab’

Monday, 1 March 2021, 3:02 pm | Ara Institute

At a time when an effective online presence is more important than ever, Ara has created a social enterprise through which local businesses and other organizations can access affordable digital solutions. Harnessing the talents of IT and business ... More >>

Ara Institute Of Canterbury Now Offering New Business And Innovation Courses

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 3:53 pm | Ara Institute

This year for the first time Ara Institute of Canterbury is offering learners the opportunity to enrol in courses designed to develop their own business and innovation ideas. The two courses - ‘Business Accelerator’ and ‘Innovation Accelerator’ ... More >>