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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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Pioneering Māori Education
Te Wānanga o Raukawa was established in 1981 as the first contemporary wānanga of Aotearoa, pioneering the application of kaupapa, tikanga, kawa to the advancement of Māori within a contemporary education context.Read More
Te Wānanga o Raukawa is a unique learning laboratory designed and built specifically for Māori. More than just educating our people, we wish to produce outstanding and sought after graduates who are Māori in the way they think, act and behave while also having the technical skills and qualifications they need to grow, inspire and uplift their whānau, hapū and iwi.Read More
Te Wānanga o Raukawa arose from a joint effort of Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Ngāti Toa Rangatira, also known as the ART Confederation.Read More
Documents & Reports
Looking for our annual reports, guiding principles and other documents, look no further.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.