23 March 2020

Message from the Tumuaki to students: Update notice on services

In our effort to support the nation’s drive to eliminate the coronavirus and save lives, we will comply with the instructions of the Prime Minister at her media release today to prepare for a national move to a Level 4 alert status. As such, Te Wānanga o Raukawa will cease all non-essential services and teaching that cannot be delivered online from Wednesday 25 March 2020. 

The direction is to self-isolate to our homes for four (4) weeks, therefore, we anticipate that your redesigned course components will be ready to deliver at the end of this period. We will stay in touch.  

We will continue to teach the already operating online Iwi & Hapū Studies, MAIT reo online and Poupou Huia Te Reo courses.  Your tutors will continue to support these courses and will stay in touch with you through mūrauemail and our TWoR app. 

If you are receiving a student allowance, StudyLink have confirmed that student allowances will continue as long as students remain engaged in study. 

Our library staff will continue to be available at wharepukapuka@twor-otaki.ac.nz to assist with queries and researching online resources. 

We urge you to keep communicating with your pūkengakaikōkiri and your fellow students.  Stay up to date with Te Wānanga o Raukawa developments with Covid-19:  

  1. On our website www.wananga.com
  2. Download the Te Wānanga o Raukawa app from your device app store:
    - Search for and install the SchoolAppsNZ
    Go to ‘Schools’ type in ‘Te Wānanga o Raukawa’ and ‘join’.
    - C
    hoose the groups you want to receive alerts for. 

Ensure you access your free Office 365 tools to help you with your study. Email tautoko@twor-otaki.ac.nz if you need assistance.  

For more information about the Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) visit the Ministry of Health website 

We have a small window of opportunity as a nation to eliminate this disease, so stay home and stay well.  Kia whakakotahi ai tātou i tēnei . 

 Mereana Selby 
Tumuaki