Te Rā Whakapūmau 2018
November 27, 2018
Te Rā Whakapūmau 2018 | Graduation
Whakapiripiri mai, whakatatatata mai.
E tata mai ana te pae he wā tōna i tawhiti. Ko te mea i tata kua tūturu whakamaua.
E ngā ākonga, e te iwi whānui, kia tina i a tātou ngā pae e rua nei ki tō tātou Rā Whakapūmau e kainamu mai nei, kia haumi ē, kia hui ē, tāiki ē!
Te Rā Whakapūmau is the most anticipated day at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. It is a celebration of you and your achievements. It is a day to acknowledge your hard work, determination and persistence and the unswerving support of your whānau and friends. It is an important step towards achieving your dreams and commitments. This is your day and we are proud to celebrate it with you. This year the day is being celebrated on:
Rāhoroi i te 8 o Hakihea 2018 - Saturday 8 December 2018
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road, Ōtaki
Kaupapa (theme): Whanaungatanga
It will begin promptly at 9.30am with a karanga
Make sure that you can graduate. Graduating is conditional on completing and passing all your papers, returning any library books and resolving any outstanding payments or debts. If you are unsure, please contact your Whare Kaikōkiri to make sure you will be graduating.
To help us with the preparations for graduation, please ensure you contact your academic whare administrator. You will confirm your attendance, let us know how many whānau and friends you will be bringing, update your iwi details and let us know if you have any accommodation needs. All graduating students are to be in attendance at the pōwhiri before 9.15am.
Download the Te Wānanga o Raukawa app
Keep up to date with any graduation updates and timings on the day. Download the Te Wānanga o Raukawa app from your devices app store.
Activity on the main stage inside Ngā Purapura will stream live on the Te Wānanga o Raukawa Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TeWanangaoRaukawa.
Accommodation is available for those travelling from outside Kāpiti, Wellington, Horowhenua, Manawatū and Rangitikei. For those arriving on Friday, 7 December there will be a pōwhiri for you at 5pm at the Wānanga.
This year parking will be available at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, with entry from Te Rauparaha St, and also in the Ōtaki township in the following areas:
- Behind Ōtaki Museum, access from Main St or Rangatira St
- By the Ōtaki RSA, access from Raukawa St
- Rangiātea Church, access from Te Rauparaha St
Kaumātua can still be dropped off at the venue. Shuttles will be available to help transport those who need it. Please follow the signs and directions from Te Wānanga o Raukawa staff.
Remember to arrive in plenty of time to walk from your parking area to Ngā Purapura for the karanga at 9.30am.
The karanga to begin the programme will start promptly at 9.30am. This will be followed by the karakia whakapūmau and the announcement and acknowledgement of all graduates. Download the Te Wānanga o Raukawa app or follow our Facebook live stream to stay up to date with where proceedings are at throughout the day. Activities will conclude with a hakari at about 3.00pm.
Graduands will be invited to the stage to receive your certificates. The presentations will be in order of tohu (poupou, heke, poutuarongo, poutāhū, tāhuhu), then by venue as outlined in the programme.
Please assemble 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the calling of your tohu/qualification. At the marshalling area, please check in with the marshals who will confirm your details. You will then be called to the stage to receive your tohu. Please listen and arrive promptly to have your qualification presented by Ngā Purutanga Mauri and kaihautū. Download the Te Wānanga o Raukawa app or check out our Facebook page to stay up to date with proceedings on the day.
On stage you will be greeted by Ngā Purutanga Mauri and your kaihautū and will receive your qualification and a taonga. Taonga are gifted by Ngā Purutanga Mauri on the day of graduation and only those that attend a ceremony will receive a taonga.
Both formal and informal photographs will be taken on the day. Formal graduation portraits will be available in Ngā Purapura throughout the day. The cost for a digital portrait is $10 and must be paid for on the day. Your photograph(s) will be emailed to you before Christmas. Informal photographs will be uploaded on to our Facebook page after the day.
During the day there will be kai stalls hosted by the local kura and kōhanga reo. There will also be a supervised children’s area for tamariki to play. A parent or caregiver will need to be in attendance.
The promotions tent will be running activities throughout the day for anyone interested in finding out more about the qualifications offered or for whānau who wish to enrol on the day. Make sure you check it out for the latest prospectus and information on scholarships in 2019. You will also be able to purchase Wānanga merchandise and books from the Te Wānanga o Raukawa publishing house, Te Tākupu.
The marae is our principal home to be maintained and respected. It is expected that Te Kawa o Te Ako will be observed, respected and supported at all times. Smoking, the consumption of alcohol and the use of drugs are to be refrained from while at Te Wānanga o Raukawa.
Click here to see the Te Rā Whakapūmau 2018 Graduation Book (7.97MB).
For any information about Te Rā Whakapūmau or to update your details please contact the Wānanga or your Whare Kaikōkiri on 0800 926 2642 or 06 364 9011.
- Te Tomonga, General enquiries
- Manihera Te Hei, Te Whare Kōrero (Reo)
- Larisa Winterburn, Iwi and Hapū Studies
- Sharmel Goldsmith, Te Whare Oranga (Toiora Whānau, Kaitiakitanga Pūtaiao, Rongoā, Pakari Tinana, Kawa Oranga)
- Herewini Rikihana, Whare Tapere
- Hinepuororangi Tahuparae, Toi Whakarākai (Weaving and Carving)
- Mereana Winterburn, Te Whare Whakaakoranga (Teaching programmes, Ahunga Tikanga)
- Hinerau Ransom, Te Whare Kōkiri (Mātauranga Māori, Karanga, Whaikōrero, Puna Maumahara, Whakahaere, Toko Mana)