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Arion Farm Education Park is part of the National Trade Academy (NTA), a land based training provider located at 890 McLean’s Island Road, Harewood, Christchurch. The park is 1.6km past Orana Park – just 10 minutes from the city.

NTA has been providing NZQA approved Animal Care, Agricultural, Horticultural and Equestrian training courses to people entering land-based industries for the past 14 years including pre-employment training for people of all ages. We also work with High Schools offering training to students interested in the land, as well as taster courses for students who have not yet experienced any of the land-based industries. Our objective is to provide opportunities to students in the city and show all that our country has to offer.

As part of our commitment to education, we developed a New Zealand Farm Education Park focusing on animals farmed in New Zealand and the different breeds of animals found on New Zealand farms.