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Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Private Training Establishment

Agriculture is one of the most important industries in the world and there is no better place to increase your skills and knowledge than in a country well known for its success as an agricultural nation. Taratahi, with over 94 years of experience, is New Zealand's largest and oldest specialist agricultural training centre. Taratahi offers many different learning packages to suit your needs.

Contact Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre
Physical address

Cornwall Road, RD7

5887 Masterton
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Phone numbers

64 6 378 2116

  • Number of students: 2,500
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
Wairarapa is an hour’s drive north of Wellington. Visit the vineyards of Martinborough or Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island.

Coming from Wellington, you drive over the winding Rimutaka Hill road. Halfway down there’s a corner where the whole vista of the Wairarapa opens up before you, bush-clad ranges to the west across flat plains to a rugged coast on the east.

A rural area with an off-the-beaten-track charm, the Wairarapa offers the traveller a wide range of experiences. Head up to the Waiohine Gorge at the foot of the Tararuas and a swing bridge is your gateway to tramping tracks into the ranges. Head out to Cape Palliser on the coast and you’ll pass through the tiny fishing village of Ngawi where you’ll see a colourful array of old bulldozers and tractors parked on the beach.

The towns have their own individual character and charm. Martinborough is the centre of the local wine industry – take a tour of the vineyards - while Greytown has an architectural charm and is a favourite weekend getaway for Wellingtonians.
Accommodation ranges from boutique hotels to homestay cottages. Having a car for transport works best; it’s a big area.
Main centres: 



Carterton, Eketahuna, Featherston, Greytown, Martinborough

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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