Coronavirus Covid-19 information

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Updated 6 October 2021

We all have a role to play in containing and minimising the spread of the Covid-19 virus within Aotearoa. Te Wānanga o Raukawa (TWoR) is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and communities. This is at the forefront of every decision we make.

Rangatiratanga requires us to make decisions that are in the best interests of our kaimahi, ākonga, manuhiri, hapori and whānau in these challenging times.  At alert level 2 we need to remain vigilant. Covid-19 is in our communities and the possibility of spread and raised alert levels is a reality.  At delta alert level 2 we need to be prepared for a shift to level 3.  We are our own best protection, kia mataara!

Students financially affected by any postponements should contact or

If you have any concerns about covid-19 and the impact on your study or are feeling anxious, please make contact with your pūkenga or email Te Ohu Haumaru at  For queries about Hui Rumaki Reo email

Listen to our latest message from our Tumuaki, Mereana Selby, with key information for the remainder of the 2021 academic year in this Delta environment.  A copy of the transcript with key messages can be read here:  pdf Message from the tumuaki-Update to Students DL2... (0.22MB)

An update on Te Rā Whakapūmau 2021

Our kaupapa have been instrumental in guiding us through the unknown journey of a pandemic.  Although interrupting our lives, covid has brought our most precious asset to the forefront, our people.  Rangatiratanga required us to make decisions that considered the health and wellbeing of our people above all else.  Our students come from across the motu to learn, reconnect and contribute to the expansion of the mātauranga Māori continuum, and their safety remains our priority.

For these reasons, Te Wānanga o Raukawa has decided to hold a virtual graduation ceremony for our 2020 graduates this year and will look towards holding another ceremony early next year for our 2021 graduands.

We are excited about new opportunities as we plan our first-ever virtual ceremony and acknowledge the disappointment for our 2020 graduates who have already had a postponed celebration.

Keep an eye out for communications as we begin planning the details for graduation and what we hope will be an amazing event as celebratory as being there in person.

Ka mate kāinga tahi, ka ora kāinga rua!

Re-opening of Campus and Services 

The Te Wānanga o Raukawa main campus is operating at a delta level 2 status. Access to some facilities and services have resumed with restrictions.  Revised tikanga will be updated and posted on this site.  Our main campus is currently only open to approved Kaimahi and students accessing certain services.

  • If you or someone within your household is unwell, please stay home.  
  • Remember to bring a facemask or two.
  • Mask wearing is mandatory in public spaces i.e entering the gym, library, student hub and strongly recommended where distancing of 2metres becomes difficult.
  • Every person coming on to the Ōtaki campus must sign in and out with Kaitiaki, Reception or other designated service desks. This includes students, staff, gym members, suppliers, services, manuhiri, parents and tamariki of He Iti Nā Mōtai.
  • Kia noho haumaru ngā mokopuna - please do not bring tamariki on to campus.
  • Please scan the covid tracer QR code located at Kaitiaki and each designated entrance to buildings on site.
  • Manukau and Gisborne sites remain closed to students and the public.  Courses continue to be delivered online.
  • All residential seminars (noho) continue to be delivered online.
  • Academic areas will communicate any changes to delivery dates and practicums.
  • Academic support is available for students via Wā Tautoko. Up to two hours of one to one pūkenga support either online or face to face for Ōtaki students starting Monday 13 September - view the information flier pdf DL2 Wā Tautoko Information.pdf (0.20MB).
  • Support is available for students who already invested in attending noho prior to the Covid-19 rāhui, including reimbursement of travel expenses and noho costs.
  • Contact pūkenga and kaikōkiri for study concerns.

Whānau in areas under different alert level restrictions should adhere to the alert level appropriate to their region. 

Te Whare Pukapuka has now re-opened with a pre-booking service for students to spend time in the library - visit the library page for details.  Students can email or call to have items couriered out.

Ngā Purapura Gym is now open for members to pre-book time for their workout.  Contact them directly via their Facebook page.

Ngā Purapura Café has re-opened with  a dine in or takeaway service.  The menu is available on the Ngā Purapura Facebook page or view the webpage for details. 

For whānau at Alert Level 4

  • All residential seminars (noho) continue to be delivered online.
  • Academic areas will communicate any changes to delivery dates and practicums.
  • Academic support is available for students via Wā Tautoko. Up to two hours of one to one pūkenga support online.

Stay safe and well. Kia tau ngā manaakitanga ki runga ki a tātou katoa. 


Te Wānanga o Raukawa asks anyone directly impacted to let us know immediately:

Freephone 0800 926 2642 (within NZ)
Tel +64 6 364 9011

Kia tau ai ngā haumarutanga ki runga i a tātou katoa

For more information about the virus visit:

Freephone 0800 358 5453 (within NZ)
Tel +64 6 358 5453

E kore au e ngaro; he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea

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Financial Assistance for Ākonga

The Pūtea Tautoko fund is now available to assist students who have been affected financially in 2021 as a result of Covid-19.  To find out more and apply online visit the webpage.


Read the latest Covid-19 Tertiary Bulletin here:

Visit the Ministry of Health website for latest updates on Covid-19.

The government's Unite against Covid-19 website is a good source of information about the virus and looking after yourself and your whānau.

Stay updated with our stance on Covid-19 and other pānui

Download the Te Wānanga o Raukawa app from your device app store: 

  1. Go to your device app store – Apple store or Google Play 
  2. Download the SchoolAppsNZ
  3. Go to ‘Schools’ type in ‘Te Wānanga o Raukawa’ and ‘join’ 
  4. Choose the ‘General’ and 'Covid-19' groups to receive all relevant information. 
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