Taratahi Ag Taster Course .
Sunday 24 July, Te PunaWhakareia Marae, Rotoiti. Research Team, Whanau and Rangatahi preparing to depart for Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, Masterton on a five day live in experience of the Centre. Rangatahi had just come off the stage from performing for their Marae in the inter-hapukapahaka challenge. Left to right, Jeff Harvey, Olive Jonas, Lindsay Harvey, Henare Gardiner, ArapoWhata, NaiaWhata, Anthony , Neville King.
Experiences included snow, quite a reality check for the Rangatahi as they learnt to work in the tough winter environment.
ON FARM CUPPA & CLASSROOM
All concentration as boys prepare to use saws for first time
Plenty of one-on-one support
henare shows his skill at the firewood heap
Naia tackles his first big log
Girls leading the way in the fencing module
Tutors at work
Continuous tutor support and encouragement
Dagging practical module
First time holding handpiece and at rear end of a daggy sheep
Cuppa tea outside woolshed, rangatahi share their experiences
Loading up to move onto next job, break feeding cattle
NaiA’S WELDING EFFORTS
Back home at Turipuku campus, Rotorua