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About Us

Te Wānanga o Raukawa is a tikanga Māori tertiary education provider based in Ōtaki, Aotearoa, New Zealand.  Hailed at the time as the 'smallest university in the world' Te Wānanga o Raukawa was established by the Raukawa Marae Trustees in 1981 with only two students.

A special and unique place of learning, Te Wānanga o Raukawa has become recognised over the last 30 years as an opportunity for all to learn within a tikanga Māori community under the principles of the iwi development strategy, Whakatupuranga Rua Mano: Generation 2000.

Whakatupuranga Rua Mano captured the health and wellbeing aspirations of the ART Confederation of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai and Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga in the lower North Island of Aotearoa. These are the founding iwi of Te Wānanga o Raukawa.

Read more about Whakatupuranga Rua Mano  Leaders Are Made Not Just Born: Whakatupuranga Rua Mano pdf (0.10MB)

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Facts at a Glance

1975

Whakatupuranga Rua Mano

1993

Recognised as a Wānanga

2016

3763 enrolled

Main Campus is located at 144 Tasman Road in Ōtaki

 

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He Mihi 

E kore e mutu ngā mihi ki te kaiwhakaahua matua o ngā pikitia o tēnei whārangi ipurangi. Ko Norm Heke tērā nō Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kahu, Te Arawa, Werehi, Ingarihi. Otirā, ki ngā kaiwhakaahua katoa i takoha mai ā koutou whakaahua ki Te Wānanga o Raukawa, tēnā koutou katoa.

Te Wānanga o Raukawa

  • Ngā Purutanga Mauri

    Ngā Purutanga Mauri are the guardians of tikanga and kawa at Te Wānanga o Raukawa and act as senior scholars and advisers on a range of issues important to our ongoing development. 

  • Te Mana Whakahaere

    The governing board of Te Wānanga o Raukawa is known as Te Mana Whakahaere. Read the latest report from Te Mana Whakahaere in Te Pūrongo 2016 and view the current membership.

  • Ngā Kaupapa o Te Wānanga o Raukawa

    Kaupapa guide all activities and development at Te Wānanga o Raukawa.  Our kaupapa draw on our own understandings from the mātauranga Māori body of knowledge and the teachings of the Wānanga.