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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.
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Information on the governing bodies at Te Wānanga o Raukawa and their meeting dates.Read More
Kaupapa and tikanga inform all that we do at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, including the services we provide to our students, staff and communities.Read More
Te Whare Whakatupu Mātauranga supports Te Wānanga o Raukawa to reclaim, preserve and contribute to the mātauranga continuum. This includes developing skills to grow and share mātauranga, using those skills in projects to expand our understanding, and sharing knowledge through publishing and hui.Read More
Documents & Reports
Here you will find our annual reports, guiding principles and other key documents.Read More
Te Kawa o Te Ako
Out of Whakatupuranga Rua Mano: Generation 2000 came the commitment expressed in the following principle: The marae is our principal home, maintain and respect.Read More
Whakatupuranga Rua Mano
Recognised as a Wānanga
Main Campus is located at 144 Tasman Road in Ōtaki
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Te Wānanga o Raukawa
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.
The governing board of Te Wānanga o Raukawa is known as Te Mana Whakahaere. Te Mana Whakahaere meet bi-monthly at the Te Wānanga o Raukawa Ōtaki campus. Meeting dates available on the Te Mana Whakahaere page.
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.