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Te Wānanga o Raukawa Primed for Netball Spectacle

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8 February 2017


Showcasing its top-class facilities with high-quality netballing talent, Te Wānanga o Raukawa is excited to be hosting the pre-season ANZ Premiership spectacle on March 10-12.


The Māori Tertiary Education Provider in Ōtaki, north of Wellington, will host many of the world’s best netballers at the pre-season event ahead of the inaugural season of Netball  New Zealand’s new elite league, at its health and fitness facility, Ngā Purapura.


Te Wānanga o Raukawa is co-hosting the tournament with the Central Pulse under a partnership arrangement formalised in the latter part of 2016.


All six ANZ Premiership teams – the Central Pulse, SKYCITY Mystics, Northern Stars, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, Mainland Tactix and Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel, including management, officials and umpires, will be accommodated at the Te Wānanga o Raukawa campus in Ōtaki for four days.


“In accordance with protocol and tikanga there will be a pōwhiri for all teams and officials on Thursday afternoon and we look forward to extending our  welcome to everyone,’’ Te Wānanga o Raukawa CEO Mereana Selby said.


A special request for Te Wānanga o Raukawa to lead some cultural activities for the teams, officials and umpires is being organised for the Thursday evening.


Netball fans will be treated to an action-packed tournament with 10 games in total being played during the Friday to Sunday event with each team playing at least three one hour games.


Ngā Purapura, Ōtaki offers excellent viewing for netball lovers and great facilities, including a cafe.


With the ANZ Premiership starting just two weeks later, the pre-season tournament provides the perfect opportunity for all teams to put the finishing touches on their preparation.


Ticket Information:


FRIDAY: 3 x games

$10 per game


SATURDAY: 2 x half-day sessions / 2 x games each session

$20 per session

Limited family concessions available for this day only, so get in quick!

$60 per family concession: Only 25 family passes available per session (2 x adults 2 x children)


SUNDAY: 3 x games / 1 x session

$30 full day 


For tickets contact Ngā Purapura on (06) 364 9018 between 9 - 3pm, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or order online.

2 years and under who will not occupy a seat will be free of charge.


Friday 10 March, 2017

Mystics v Pulse – 1:00pm; Steel v Magic – 4:00pm; Stars v Tactix – 7:00pm


Saturday 11 March, 2017

Steel v Pulse – 12:00pm; Magic v Stars – 2:00pm; Mystics v Tactix – 5:00pm; Pulse v Magic – 7:00pm


Sunday 12 March, 2017

Steel v Mystics – 10:00am; Magic v Tactix – 12:00pm; Pulse v Stars – 2:00pm



IFIPPRH: International Funders For Indigenous Peoples Pacific Regional Hui

18 November 2016


The International Funders For Indigenous Peoples Pacific Regional Hui will be held at Te Wānanga o Raukawa 8-9 May 2017. The theme of the hui is 'Remembering Our Past, Reclaiming Our Future - Resilience, Climate Change and Indigenous Practices for Sustainability' with a particular focus on:

  • Climate Change & Fresh Clean Water
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Education
  • Traditional Knowledge
  • Indigenous and youth development

This hui presents a rare opportunity for funders and indigenous leaders/groups to meet together in a small indigenous Māori community, only an hour from the capital city, that initiated a tribal development plan 30 years ago. Witness the development.

For more information visit the IFIP website https://www.etouches.com/ifipotaki



WINHEC: World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium

21 September 2016


The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium Annual General Meeting 2016 and WINU awards will be held in Ngā Purapura at Te Wānanga o Raukawa 26 September to 1 October 2016. Register on the WINHEC website http://winhec.org/