Information for visitors and suppliers to Te Wānanga o Raukawa

Updated 8 October 2020

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 is foremost at every decision we make.

At Te Wānanga o Raukawa, we asked ourselves what our response to this situation should be and have decided that:

  1. Tainui kawa be upheld,
  2. The kaupapa of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, as always,  guides our practice (tikanga).

Our tikanga for pōwhiri has been adapted accordingly to reduce contact in a way that preserves the rangatiratanga of each individual present.  Until otherwise advised, the following applies to pōwhiri at Te Wānanga o Raukawa.

  1. Karanga will occur in the normal format;
  2. Whaikōrero will occur in the normal format;
  3. Upon completion of the final speaker, a Waerea (karakia) will take place to complete this part of the pōwhiri; 
  4. Pao to kai will occur in the normal format; and 
  5. Kai will be shared in the dining room in a manner that supports rangatiratanga.

All visitors must register and sign in and sign out with kaitiaki or reception and display their visitor card when on campus/site. Registered users of the Ōtaki campus can utilise the 'Covid-19 Check-in' module in the Te Wānanga o Raukawa app (download SchoolAppsNZ and add Te Wānanga o Raukawa).  If you have downloaded the governments' Covid-19 Tracer app, there will be QR posters located around campus to  'check-in'.

There are several key messages Te Wānanga o Raukawa is communicating with stakeholders to help stop the spread of diseases like Covid‑19:

  • Our Emergency Response Team (ERT), Te Ohu Haumaru, has reconvened and meet daily to prepare and plan alongside senior management and Te Mana Whakahaere.
  • All sites are open.
  • All our residential seminars and daily classes for huringa 2 (semester 2) are under active review in line with government advice on the national covid-19 status. 
  • Avoid close contact with people with cold or flu‑like illnesses.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing.
  • Do not go out in public if you have been unwell.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap and dry them thoroughly before eating or handling food, after using the toilet, after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, or wiping someone else’s, and after caring for sick people.
  • Lastly, all suppliers and facility hirers must be able to present their covid-19 plan and reassurance of robust tracking processes prior to coming on to campus.  Te Wānanga o Raukawa reserve the right to cancel any booking to meet health and safety requirements and hirers should have a contingency plan in place prior to booking.

We understand the change to our delivery method and access to our campus and sites may impact on our suppliers, but we see this as a necessary interim measure to assist with the containment.  One of our staff will be in touch with you if this affects you directly.

We’re grateful for your cooperation and will keep you informed if the situation changes. We recognise that these are unsettling times, and we want you to know that the safety of our students, visitors and staff are our priority.  

Te Wānanga o Raukawa will continue to follow the lead of the Ministry of Health and implement our own plans to support our community.

Te Wānanga o Raukawa