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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 >>

Ara Launches New Cyber Security Course In 2021

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 11:31 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury limited will be offering students within its Enterprise & Digital Innovation Department access to a highly-regarded ‘Cyber Security’ programme in 2021. The programme, developed by Unitec and supported by CCL and Datacom, ... More >>

Ara Architectural Studies Graduates Showcase The Shape Of Things To Come

Monday, 14 December 2020, 3:31 pm | Ara Institute

During the last week of November, a miniature city was created in the Kahukura Building at Ara - a truly diverse collection of buildings that could fill a metropolis that are actually alternate concepts for inner-city spaces in Christchurch. EXIT is the ... More >>

Ara First ITP To Gain IRD’s ‘Approved Researcher Provider’ Status

Monday, 14 December 2020, 2:58 pm | Ara Institute

The New Zealand IRD has recently confirmed that Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd has been granted ‘approved researcher provider’ status. This makes Ara the first ever ITP/Te Pūkenga subsidiary to have attained this. The country’s recently-enacted ... More >>

Ara Travel & Tourism Students Match Study’s Celebratory Mood

Friday, 4 December 2020, 11:08 am | Ara Institute

While in previous years ‘travel’ may have topped a list of New Zealanders’ goals, the arrival of COVID made this prospect recede into the hazy distance - for aspiring travellers globally. It also had profound repercussions for anyone planning ... More >>

Ara Engineering Student Takes Flight (And Makes It Better)

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 10:05 am | Ara Institute

Joshua Bensberg was surprised to be named both the winner for the ‘Best Project - Mechanical Engineering’ prize and ‘Industry Choice’ for his "TEKMIK Coaxial Rotor Configuration" project at the finale of Ara’s 2020 Engineering ... More >>

Ara Dual Enrolment Students Celebrate Their Double Year End

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 3:48 pm | Ara Institute

On Friday 6 November, Ara dual enrolment students celebrated the end of a successful year’s study - despite COVID - at both their high schools and at Ara. The event, which was held at Ara’s Woolston campus, featured an eye-popping array of new powertools ... More >>

Ara Institute Of Canterbury's Amit Sarkar Recognized As 'smart City Expert'

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 12:17 pm | Ara Institute

Prolific Ara researcher and tutor Amit Sarkar has recently been described as a ‘smart city’ expert after a project that he worked on won a City of Regensburg civic award for sustainable local government practices. The award, presented on October 7th at ... More >>

Ara Hosts Kaharoa Manihera At Business Breakfast During Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2020

Monday, 5 October 2020, 1:20 pm | Ara Institute

On Thursday the 17th, The Business Development Team held an event to acknowledge Te Reo and Tikanga Māori at Ara Visions Restaurant during the national Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori within Mahuru Māori 2020. The kaikōrero (speaker) featured during ... More >>

Sport & Exercise Science Students Get Their Horizons Widened About What It Means To Be An Athlete

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 12:45 pm | Ara Institute

On Tuesday September 1st, Ara Institute of Canterbury was host to speakers from ParaFed Canterbury and to Cody Everson, co-captain of the Wheel Blacks, who were invited to speak to students from the sport and exercise science specialisation within More >>

Ara Included In New CoVE To Deliver Excellence In Food And Fibre Sectors

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 9:19 am | Ara Institute

The new Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) announced on September 3rd is a wide-ranging collaboration involving 54 organisations with expertise spanning across the entire food and fibre sector. This includes Ara Institute of Canterbury ... More >>