About the course
Graduates will have a good understanding of, and ability in te reo Maaori. They will also have a good grounding in knowledge of their own iwi and hapuu and be prepared to participate in a hapuu, iwi or other organisations especially in regard to the principal financial statements.
Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, must demonstrate an interest in the topic and a strong desire to be bilingual, and commitment and support from their hapuu/iwi.
About the provider
Te Wānanga o Raukawa is a tikanga Māori tertiary education provider based in Ōtaki, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Hailed at the time as the 'smallest university in the world' Te Wānanga o Raukawa was established by the Raukawa Marae Trustees in 1981 with only two students. A special and unique place of learning, Te Wānanga o Raukawa has become recognised over the last 30 years as an opportunity for all to learn within a tikanga Māori community under the principles of the iwi development strategy, Whakatupuranga Rua Mano: Generation 2000. Whakatupuranga Rua Mano captured the health and wellbeing aspirations of the ART Confederation of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai and Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga in the lower North Island of Aotearoa. These are the founding iwi of Te Wānanga o Raukawa.