Latest updates from Te Wānanga o Raukawa


7 April 2020

Message from the Ministry of Education

An important update for students from the Ministry of Education pdf 6 April Tertiary Student bulletin.pdf (0.63MB)


2 April 2020

Message from the Ministry of Education

An important update for students from the Ministry of Education pdf 1 April tertiary student bulletin (0.54MB)


30 March 2020

Message from the Ministry of Education

An important message from the Ministry of Education for students pdf 30 March tertiary student bulletin (0.50MB).


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 


23 March 2020

UPDATE: Changes to library services for students 

Whare pukapuka staff are available via email to advise on research and online resources. Read more on the Whare Pukapuka page.


23 March 2020

Announcement for Poutuarongo Reo and Heke Reo students 

Classes at the Ōtaki campus and Taumata o Te Rā marae for Poutuarongo Reo and Heke Reo are paused from Monday 23 March 2020. Kaiwhakaako have arranged alternate deliveries in the interim. When the situation allows classes will resume immediately.  


22 March 2020

Te Ara a Tāwhaki and Whare Pukapuka physical premises temporarily closed from Monday 23 March 2020

pdf Te Ara a Tāwhaki and Whare Pukapuka temporary... (0.20MB)


21 March 2020

Ngā Purapura physical premises temporarily closed from Monday 23 March 2020

pdf Ngā Purapura temp closure Covid-19 response 23... (0.16MB)


18 March 2020

Message from the Tumuaki to students: Residential noho replaced by online delivery for huringa 1


Te
 Wānanga o Raukawa (TWoR) is taking a proactive approach to the impact of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and globally.  We support the strategy of containment by reducing movement and contact.  Accordingly, a revised delivery model will be implemented which will see residential noho replaced by online deliveries for huringa 1 (semester 1). 

This decision has not been made lightly as we reflect back to our founding principles and guiding kaupapa. Our role and responsibility in keeping our people safe has to be paramount. The key message today is that residential noho have been replaced by online teaching.  All residential noho for semester 1 will be conducted online. You will receive further information on when your course will be available.  We anticipate sharing this information by Monday 23 March 2020. A decision on Hui Rumaki Reo is pending. 

The revised delivery model has given rise to an opportunity in the online space.  We are committed to ensuring a positive learning experience.  Pūkenga will be in touch with you with details on how to access your course. 

Given online learning is already a part of the TWoR delivery, we anticipate that you will be familiar with how this is done, however if you need more assistance please be in touch on 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642). While the loss of face to face contact is a response to the current situation, we hope that the ability to do all of your work in your space, at your pace, and in your time, will be helpful to you. 

Reimbursements of expenses incurred relating to this change will be made.  Noho fees will be refunded.   

Contact Tiaki Pūtea on 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) or email accountspayable@twor-otaki.ac.nz for information in this regard.

Where to from here? 
Contact your kaikōkiri if you have any concerns about your study.  Keep 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: 
  3. Go to your device app store – Apple store or Google Play
    Download the SchoolAppsNZ
    Go to ‘Schools’ type in ‘Te Wānanga o Raukawa’ and ‘join’
    Ensure you choose ‘General’ when you select a group to belong to and the names of your courses to ensure you receive all relevant information. 

Office 365 
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. 

Nā Mereana Selby
Tumuaki