Latest updates from Te Wānanga o Raukawa


23 October 2020

An update on Hui Rumaki Reo  3 – 8 November Rescheduled to Online

Kia hiwa ra e ngā ākonga o te Hui Rumaki Reo ka tīmata ā te Rātū, te 3 o Whiringa-ā-rangi, tēnā koutou.

After much consideration the decision whilst hard, has been made to deliver the Hui Rumaki Reo (HRR) scheduled 3 – 8 November online.  Due to the emergence once again of covid-19 within our communities this decision has been made to keep our whānau, ākonga, kaimahi and hapori whānui safe.

This will affect all students who were due to come to the Ōtaki campus for the face to face delivery between 3 – 8 November, including:

  • Heke/Poutuarongo Whakaakoranga Kōhungahunga
  • Heke/Poutuarongo Te Rangakura Kaiwhakaako
  • Heke/Poutuarongo Ahunga Tikanga

We understand the disappointment this may cause for many of our students however our number one priority is to keep you and your whānau safe.

If you have paid for any travel expenses to attend this Hui Rumaki Reo please call 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) or email accountspayable@twor-otaki.ac.nz for further assistance.

Hui Rumaki Reo Tuihono – Online Hui Rumaki Reo

Tuesday 3 – Sunday 8 November Online

Our pūkenga reo are well versed in delivering rumaki reo in the online space however to make the most of this experience with your reo journey, the rest is up to you.

  • Only students who have completed HRR 1 in semester one will be invited to attend
  • Only pūkenga reo can add or invite you to the online Hui Rumaki Reo in Teams
  • All Mūrau content must be completed before Thursday 29th October as what you have learnt through Mūrau will flow into your mahi during HRR
  • Ensure you are set up with Microsoft Teams, have access to the internet, wifi and a laptop or computer. You will be using the tools (i.e notebook) within Teams to complete your mahi and assessments during this time.  A working mic and camera on your laptop or computer (no phones).  Visit https://www.wananga.com/technology-support-office-365-and-murau.html for support and advice on who to contact for assistance.   You should also be using your active 365 Microsoft student account.
  • Talk to your whānau about supporting you during this time i.e a reo immersion environment at home, freeing you up from other responsibilities to allow you to focus while in class.

Students from other Tohu

An opportunity has arisen for students from other qualifications who may not have been able to attend the previous online HRR or who have clashes with upcoming HRR to join.  Once again, it is an expectation that all of the above points will apply.  Please make contact with your reo pūkenga if you are unsure.

Catch up Hui Rumaki Reo 1 & 2

Students have an opportunity to complete HRR 1 (from semester one) from 3 – 8 November online, running simultaneously with the HRR scheduled above.  To be invited students must again complete all the mahi as indicated in the bullet points above.

There is one final catch up HRR for semester 2 scheduled to run online from 17 – 22 November for all who have completed their first HRR. 

For any queries about Hui Rumaki Reo please contact Te Roopuhina via email teroopuhina.teaho@twor-otaki.ac.nz.

Nō reira e ngā ākonga o tēnā waka, o tēnā waka, kia kaha, kia māia, kia tau ngā haumarutanga ki runga i a tātou katoa.


8 October 2020

Alert Level 1 Update

Te Wānanga o Raukawa are at Alert Level 1 in line with the national covid-19 status, which includes our Ōtaki campus, Te Wānanga o Raukawa ki Manukau and Te Wānanga o Raukawa ki Tūranga sites. Students should maintain close contact with their pūkenga and kaikōkiri for the latest information about the remaining noho for the 2020 year.

Kia tau ngā manaakitanga ki runga ki a tātou.


23 September 2020

Alert Level 1 Update

Te Wānanga o Raukawa are now at Alert Level 1 in line with the national covid-19 status and move of the Auckland region to Alert Level 2 from Thursday 24 September 2020. Students should maintain close contact with their pūkenga and kaikōkiri for the latest information about the remaining noho for the 2020 year.

Kia kaha rā, kia haumaru te noho.


18 September 2020

Tikanga while on Campus/Site

As guided by kaupapa, Te Wānanga o Raukawa is taking a Level 4 mindset to allow us to provide assurance for our ākonga (students) and an environment that is safe.  We are asking all our ākonga to take on this mindset with us, united we are stronger.  We cannot afford to become complacent.  When coming on to campus or any of our sites the following tikanga have been put in place. 

  • Campus hours are 8am – 5.30pm. Please vacate the premises by 5.30pm so our cleaning crew can work their magic to ensure you have a safe and hygienic place to study each day.
  • Register in and out with Kaitiaki or reception and use the government’s covid APP tracer – contact tracing has never become more important in our fight against the covid spread.
  • On campus/site behave like you have covid – it’s okay not to hug, hongi or touch in these times.  Wear a mask or gloves if you need to and keep your shared spaces clean.  Robust hygiene practises are our best defence.  Wash your hands regularly.  Do not share pens, phones or equipment.  Help us help you by regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Additionally:

  • Auckland students should NOT be travelling to attend residential noho; alternative delivery modes are available for you.
  • Ākonga who do not feel safe travelling should advise their pūkenga for alternative options.

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.


15 September 2020

Semester Two Hui Rumaki Reo Schedule

Rangatiratanga requires Te Wānanga o Raukawa to make decisions that are in the best interests of our students in these challenging times.  To provide assurance and ensure adequate notice dates and delivery for semester two Hui Rumaki Reo (HRR) have been confirmed for all diploma and degree programmes.  

Te Whare Kōkiri, Te Whare Oranga, Manukau Site, Auckland Residents

Students of Te Whare Kōkiri and Te Whare Oranga, including Manukau Site and students living in the Auckland region will attend HRR online.

Te Whare Whakaakoranga Ōtaki, Gisborne and Tūrangi

Students of Te Whare Whakaakoranga, excluding Manukau Site and students living in the Auckland region will attend HRR on campus or site.  All students must be prepared to transition to online delivery.  If there are any changes to delivery, students will be notified on or before Tuesday 6th October.

Visit the 'Information for Students' page to view the updated schedule and a copy of the FAQs for Hui Rumaki Reo.


3 September 2020

An Alert Level 4 Mindset

With the recent change back to Alert Level 2 for the nation, and 2.5 in the Auckland region,  Te Wānanga o Raukawa have once again had to review our situation and reflect on what is best for our students, staff and our most vulnerable.  Rangatiratanga requires us to be prepared for whatever challenges we may face so we can meet them with confidence, especially in these dynamic and unusual times where there is little to no certainty. 

Manaakitanga requires us to support our students and provide them with assurance that they can safely continue their mātauranga journey with us, no matter what alert levels are occurring in the regions across our nation.  With this in mind, we aim to be fully prepared to deliver to our students as we take on a Level 4 mindset.

  • Remaining noho 3 deliveries will be online in 2020.
  • All noho 4 deliveries will have a contingency in place to be delivered online in 2020, if needed.

We may offer face-to-face deliveries for tohu with small class sizes, or heavy practicum components. Students are urged to keep an eye out for messages from your academic areas to stay up to date with any changes to your noho delivery.

A reminder, at Alert Level 2:

  • We will not be providing residential accommodation.
  • For the health and wellbeing of all we have implemented a ‘no tamariki/pepī’ on campus/site policy.
  • If you are unwell, please do not come on to campus/sites.
  • Everyone coming on to campus or site must sign in and out.

If you need additional support with your studies, make contact with your pūkenga to book in a Wā Tautoko, a one-on-one session with your pūkenga, either online or face-to-face, for up to two hours. 

Students at the Ōtaki campus can book with Whare Pukapuka staff to spend time in Te Ara a Tāwhaki for study and access to library resources.  Students from other regions are able to contact the library staff for access to resources and staff.  Please visit the library webpage for details.

With Kaitikaitanga in mind, we urge our students and their whānau whānui to remain vigilant in your practises, to look after yourself, your whānau, hapū and iwi.  At Te Wānanga o Raukawa we are taking on a Level 4 mindset guided by our kaupapa to ensure the health and wellbeing of our people remains at the forefront.

If you would like to find out more around the support we can offer, contact our dedicated Learner Support Team on 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) and follow the voice prompts or email learnersupport@twor-otaki.ac.nz.

Kotahitanga – together, we can get through this.