Information for visitors and suppliers to Te Wānanga o Raukawa

At Te Wānanga o Raukawa we are aware that you may be anxious about the health and well-being while visiting us amidst concerns about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).  Your safety is our priority.

We want to reassure you that Te Wānanga o Raukawa is dedicated to actively monitoring the situation, and managing the impact for our students, staff and suppliers. You can follow our website regularly for relevant information about Covid‑19.

Our Emergency Response Team (ERT) is meeting daily to plan and prepare, working closely with the Te Wananga o Raukawa senior management team and Te Mana Whakahaere.

In responding to potential Covid‑19 challenges, Te Wānanga o Raukawa will continue to follow guidance from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Government-enacted restrictions are in place for people arriving here from overseas.

As at Tuesday 24 March 2020, Aotearoa is preparing to move to an alert Level 4 status which asks every one to self-isolate for 4 weeks, except for those delivering essential services.

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

  • All our residential seminars and daily classes for huringa 1 (semester 1) will be delivered online
  • Ngā Purapura and Te Ara a Tāwhaki are closed to the public and students from Monday 23 March 2020
  • Call first if you need to come on to the Ōtaki campus or to our sites at Manukau and Turanga (Gisborne). These sites are closed, except for essential services.
  • For essential services, you must sign in with kaitiaki when you arrive at the Ōtaki campus or with reception at Manukau and Turanga sites
  • 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.

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.  

As you can appreciate, we are currently receiving unprecedented high volumes of calls and emails from our students so we ask that you please refrain from contacting us until you have been to the website – thanks for your patience and understanding. 

As we continue to get new cases of Covid‑19 in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health is well-prepared through its pandemic plan. Te Wānanga o Raukawa will continue to follow the lead of the Ministry and we will be ready to implement our own plans to support our community.

Te Wānanga o Raukawa