Latest updates from Te Wānanga o Raukawa


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.