Did you know...Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make people feel happy.

Stay tuned for more Fun Plant Facts with horticulture tutor Wayne, every Thursday!
60 Industry partners (NZIA & IPENZ) got a sneak peek of the Kahūkura site, the Engineering and Architecture building at the City Campus which is almost finished.

"There were some good questions, praise and shared learning for all during this co-hosted visit," Richard Hayman from Jasmax said.

IPENZ - The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
NZIA - Canterbury Branch Jasmax
Don't forget to send us your best selfie on campus! Join us on Snapchat and be in the win for some sweet prizes!
The Cookery pop up restaurants are back at the City Campus Atrium.

Students will prepare a 3 course menu, made with a budget of $20 including at least one fresh vegetable that they have grown themselves.

Join on 27 or 28 March, from 12- 1pm and 5pm – 6pm.
Reserve your seat for only $15 via visions@ara.ac.nz
Do Ara students have pets, and what are their names? :) This week on #AraLife!
Kofta, stoemp, zaru-soba and many more exotic foods were on the menu on Monday. The cookery students prepared a 6 course dinner, while being assessed!

Ara Hospitality and Service Industries
Visions On Campus

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Get a free coffee today at the Timaru Campus, prepared by our Barista students.

Where? Barista Training Room (TC103), from 12-12.30pm.
When? Today and each other Wednesday this term!
We are number 8 in the list of world's happiest country! What does happiness means to you?

Norway named world's happiest country, NZ ranked 8th

This Friday we're welcoming our “First-Year, First-time” Māori students at the Ara City Campus.

Iwi and wider Māori Community representatives will all join together and welcome our “First-Year, First-time” Māori students.

Te Puna Wanaka, 24th - 1pm
It was a busy evening for 16 Ara Cookery students who ran an international dinner at the City Campus yesterday! They prepared a six course meal for almost 60 guests - while being assessed.

To book for the international dinner this Friday 24 March ($45): email visions@ara.ac.nz or phone 03 940 8664. Visions On Campus
The Christchurch Student Welcome is back on! Next Tuesday 28 March at the Art Gallery. Join for an evening of live music, cultural performances, food and FUN!
Have a great weekend! Enjoy the sun and St.Paddy's Day, but don't go too crazy like our cat Sylvester! (this cutie lives at the Ara Washdyke farm)
EVolocity celebrated its launch in Canterbury with a taster for high school students. Kids could work and play on electric bikes at the Ara Christchurch City Campus. Evolocity aims to get young people interested about engineering and technology.
NASDA students getting ready for the day with some morning yoga!
Ara ICT students had the chance to meet industry professionals at an informal BBQ yesterday! Great way to meet future employers ;)

ICT Networking BBQ benefit Ara students

Did you know... The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants, but 90% of the food humans eat comes from just 30 plants.

Stay tuned for more Fun Plant Facts with horticulture tutor Wayne, every Thursday!
Check out the new exhibition in ArtBox! The Wondering Mind is an international exhibition, featuring some of the leading print academics and practitioners from around the world and our own print technician Jane Schollum.

Entry is free and the exhibition runs until March 24th. Find out more: [ Facebook.com Link ]
What would Ara students bring to a desert island? Food, music, your best mate? Find out...
Join us Friday for a great STARZ breakfast prepared by our Timaru students!

Only $6.00 p.p for a continental breakfast. All other dishes cost $12.00. Includes Filter Coffee, Tea or Orange Juice.

Tables available on dates below:
• Friday 17, 24, 31 March
• Friday 7 April
• Friday 12, 19, 26 May
• Friday 2, 9 June
Bookings via Rob.Coulter@ara.ac.nz.
Are you considering a career in nursing? Come along to our Nursing Information Sessions on March 28th or March 30 in Christchurch!

You'll learn about our diploma and degree programmes, and discover why Ara is considered one of the best places in New Zealand to study nursing.

Nursing Information Sessions - Ara