Te Wānanga o Raukawa is a Māori university wānanga (indigenous tertiary-education provider) in New Zealand, established in 1981. Based in Ōtaki, New Zealand, with smaller campuses in Auckland and Gisborne,[1] the Wānanga was born out of a collaborative tribal desire or experiment known as Whakatupuranga Rua Mano or Generation 2000 to help bring Māori people back to their marae, revitalise the Māori language,[2] plus develop Māori with the necessary tools and skills to empower them to succeed in this world while retaining the knowledge of their ancestors. All qualifications underpin a Māori world view and at diploma level and above include a specialisation, iwi and hapū studies and te reo Māori studies.

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Whatarangi Winiata ascertained that in 1975 there were only 100 speakers of the Māori language between Tītahi Bay and the Rangitīkei River. He set out to change that and introduced immersive courses run by the Raukawa Marae Trustees called Whakatupuranga Rua Mano or Generation 2000.[2] Te Wānanga o Raukawa was established in 1981 as a 'natural extension' of the Whakatupuranga Rua Mano programmes.[3] Te Wānanga o Raukawa was the first tertiary institution with a 'basis in Maori learning' to be established in New Zealand.[2]

Winiata pointed out in 1982 that universities were not well suited to Māori and at the time Victoria University of Wellington was only 1% Māori with a running cost of $25 million.[3]

Early people and staff involved were Winiata, Jim MacGregor, Tūroa Royal, Māui Pōmare, Te Maharanui Jacob, Mason Durie, Ngarongo Iwikatea Nicholson, Piripi Walker, Whakaraka Davis, Bernard Kernot, Kohe Webster (master carver), Taihakurei Edward Durie and Hiko Hohepa.[3]

Whatarangi Winiata was the chief executive from 1994 to 2007.[3]

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References edit

  1. ^ Neho, Mike (22 March 2018). "Raukawa campus for Tamaki Makaurau". Waatea News. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "From toilet signs to police uniforms: What would our first bilingual town look like?". 5 May 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Raukawa Wananga recognised as University". Papers Past. 1 December 1984. Retrieved 26 January 2023.

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