For students attending their first noho, they will be welcomed in with pōwhiri.  Please come prepared and dressed in the appropriate attire.  This can be an overwhelming experience for some and we can assure you, you will not be alone.  Please let your academic area know if you are bringing support.

Pōwhiri usually take place outside the grass area of the building Ōtaki.  Our tikanga for pōwhiri has been adapted while our nation has been traversing through covid-19.  Please check information on our Covid-19 page to stay updated.

Students will attend pōwhiri again when they come on to campus/site for Hui Rumaki Reo.


While you attend noho on campus or site, you are provided with all your meals, you are welcome to bring snacks with you while you are here.  Please make arrangements with your Kaikōkiri (administrator) if you have any special dietary needs ie. allergies etc for catering purposes.



Accommodation is in a marae style or open sleeping area.  Register with kaitiaki each time you come to noho.  Linen is provided but please bring with you blankets, towels and personal or medical care items.  Te Wānanga o Raukawa provide ensuite rooms for special circumstances i.e. sensitive and serious health issues. 

Please make enquiries with your kaikōkiri (administrator) at least two weeks prior to noho as rooms are limited and can book out fast.  You may be asked to provide a medical certificate or other documentation.

Manukau and Te Tairāwhiti Sites

Accommodation while on residential seminar or noho is provided by nearby marae.  Bring blankets or a sleeping bag and towels as well as any personal and medical care items. 


Our security staff are available to pick students up from the local Inter-City drop-off point on the Main Highway in Ōtaki.

If you require this service please contact you kaikōkiri (administrator) to organise.


When you arrive on noho at the Ōtaki Campus you are required to register with Kaitiaki, pick up your linen and they will direct you to the accommodation.  Our Kaitiaki are onsite 24/7.

Where can you find us?

We are located in the first building on the right hand side (as you enter the campus), please look out for Kaitiaki signs.