Distinctively Māori

Te Wānanga o Raukawa is a unique centre for higher learning and development, dedicated to the dissemination of Māori knowledge. 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.

Our pioneering education framework, founded on tikanga and kaupapa tuku iho, promotes opportunities to learn about how the Māori mind conceptualised and responded to the world prior to being influenced by the language and culture of later settlers. This distinctively Māori approach to tertiary education is often the key to an individual’s academic success.

Many of our students have struggled within the confines of mainstream education but have thrived in the uniquely Māori environment provided at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Compulsory te reo and hapū & iwi development components are a feature of every programme, from diploma upwards, ensuring all our graduates have a level of fluency in te reo and a critical understanding of tikanga Māori as it applies to their own hapū and iwi.