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Calling veterans looking to learn new skills

Calling veterans looking to learn new skills

We have closed applications for the courses

The March and April Taratahi courses are now full. Thank you for your interest.

We are looking for expressions of interest from New Zealand veterans who want to take part in taster-farming skills courses specifically for veterans. 

About the courses

Location: Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, 529 Cornwall Road, Masterton 5810.

Each course is five days and is designed to introduce veterans who might be out of work or looking for a career change to farming skills. Modules include working with farm vehicles, fencing, sheep and cattle, and beekeeping. They are taught by industry professionals through hands-on learning in a farming environment.

All meals and accommodation will be provided and Veterans’ Affairs will meet the cost of return travel to and from Taratahi. Participants will be expected to travel to Taratahi the day before their course starts.

Who is eligible

We are looking for veterans who:

  • are at least 18-years-old
  • have Qualifying Operational Service
  • have a basic level of fitness and no physical disabilities that might prevent you from taking part in the programme
  • preferably have a current drivers licence.

Each course is limited to 16 veterans. Expressions of interest will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. 

Register your interest

If you are keen to express your interest for a course, please fill out our online form.

Let us know before 12 February

The closing date for expressions is 12 February 2021.


03 February 2021