Covid-19 information for staff

Updated 6 July 2021


We all have a role to play in containing and minimising the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 within Aotearoa. Te Wānanga o Raukawa is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and communities are foremost at 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 alert level 2 we need to be prepared for a shift to level 3.  We are our own best protection, kia mataara!

Hui Rumaki Reo

Revised Hui Rumaki Reo dates for the postponed Ōtaki campus are 17-22 Aug 2021 and 24-29 Aug 2021.  Please keep an eye out for communications advising which Hui Rumaki you should be attending.  Ngā mihi i ōu koutou manawanui!

Students financially affected by the postponement should contact or

Keep communicating with your students. Encourage them to stay up to date with our Covid-19 information through our website and by downloading the Te Wānanga o Raukawa app.


  1. Ensure you are up to date with our stance at each alert level so our messages to students are united and consistent.
  2. All academic whare must be prepared to deliver a covid briefing for students on campus and site.
  3. If you are unwell, have cold-like symptoms contact your kaihautū and stay home.

Kia mataara!

  • At Alert Level 2 - Be prepared to revise your delivery according to social distancing and limits on gatherings.  Students and staff from regions in higher alert levels will not be able to travel to attend noho.  Deliveries may move to a mix of face to face and for those who are unable to attend, online.
  • At Alert Level 3 - Work from home.  Communicate to your students and prepare to deliver online.
  • At Alert Level 4 - Work from home.  Communicate to your students and prepare to deliver online.


Minimise the Spread – Social responsibility

You have a responsibility to yourself and others in avoiding the risk of spreading Covid-19 or other illnesses if you have been unwell.  We must strive to maintain rigorous hygiene practices and minimise any risk to our most vulnerable including our kaumātua, our mokopuna and those with underlying health issues at this time.

This means not going out in public if you are sick. Following this advice is critical to the overall response within Aotearoa.

Protecting yourself and others:

  • Keep up to date with media announcements about the nation's response to Covid-19 in Aotearoa
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues
  • Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds)
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Avoid personal contact – such as hongi, kissing, sharing cups, or sharing food – with sick people
  • Clean and disinfect frequently‑touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs, phones, keyboards

Coronavirus Covid‑19 symptoms include:

  • A cough
  • A high temperature (at least 38 ºC)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Body and muscle aches and pains similar to that of the flu

Check with your doctor if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination this year.


Look after yourself and your whānau. Take time to care for your wellbeing and stay safe. Reach out to your whānau, friends or support services if you feel the need. Stay in touch with mahi and your hoa mahi using our online technologies, Yammer, Teams and email. Kia tau ai te manaakitanga ki runga ki a tātou katoa.


Ministry of Health website for the latest information

For further Covid‑19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline:  Freephone 0800 358 5453 or call +64 9 358 5453.  Check the Ministry of Health website for the latest updates on the coronavirus.  Stay updated with our stance on Covid-19.

  • On Tikirau/Wiki/Covid-19
  • On Yammer 
  • Keep checking back to this web page  for TWoR staff
  • 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. 


2020 Graduates

With the exception of our Free online Poupou, all graduates will receive a graduation package in the mail mid March including an invitation to attend the 2021 ceremony in December  to celebrate and be awarded their graduation taonga in person.  Students urgently requiring their award before March will contact their academic area whom should advise Student Services.

Covid-19 Updates

Remember to visit the Covid-19 Information page on our website to see key messages to students and visitors.