About the provider

Te Wānanga o Raukawa is a tikanga Māori tertiary education provider with its main campus 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.



Te Wānanga o Raukawa (Otaki) Campus

Te Wānanga o Raukawa campus in Ōtaki has a range of facilities and supports available to you when you are attending residential seminars or noho. You are welcome to call in anytime for a look around. We look forward to seeing you here.

Te Wānanga o Raukawa ki Manukau

Te Wānanga o Raukawa ki Manukau is located in the heart of central Manukau, Auckland.  Within walking distance to the train station, bus stops, mall and shopping centre, the site offers a modest range of facilities while you are studying there. You are welcome to call in anytime for a chat with our friendly staff about courses on offer.

Qualifications Offered*

Heke Rongoā | Diploma in Māori Holistic Wellbeing (Level 5)
Poutuarongo Te Rangakura Kaiwhakaako | Bachelor of Teaching (Bilingual) (Level 7)
Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau | Bachelor of Social Work (Level 7)

*Programme delivery is dependent on student numbers.

Meals and Accommodation

You are provided with all meals while on noho at Te Wānanga o Raukawa ki Manuakau. 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.

Student IT Support

Get connected to campus wif-fi, download Office 365 for students or get advice on activating macrons on your device from the IT support team on [email protected].

Mūrau Support Team

The Mūrau Support Team is located in the Rangataua building in the Ōtaki campus. They can help you with technical issues with your Mūrau courses or the Mūrau site. Email the team at [email protected]

Whare Pukapuka | Library

There are a small number of books available at the Manukau campus.  The main whare pukapuka is located in Ōtaki, you can access the range of resources from here.  The library aims to support your studies and research, staff are available by phone or email, for information on lending guidelines please visit the Library.


Our Manukau site is in a city setting and carparks are limited. Further information will be provided by our kaimahi during your residential seminar.

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