The Ministry of Education and Te Wānanga o Raukawa have been working together to develop a proposal for legislative change to recognise the mana and tino rangatiratanga of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, reflect the Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi-based relationship Te Wānanga o Raukawa has with the Crown, and reflect the unique role that Te Wānanga o Raukawa plays in the education system.
The proposal is to:
This work sits alongside work we have been doing with Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to develop a broader proposal for a Wānanga sector framework in the Education and Training Act 2020.
This framework would allow each Wānanga to work in collaboration with the Ministry to set new rules in terms of who they are accountable to and how, their purpose and functions, and their governance structures. The proposal for reconstituting Te Wānanga o Raukawa would sit underneath the Wānanga sector framework in secondary legislation, as an individual expression of the kaupapa and aspirations of Te Wānanga o Raukawa.
The proposal to reconstitute Te Wānanga o Raukawa is outlined in detail in our discussion document below. We also have a summary of the discussion document. A reo Māori summary of the discussion document will be available soon.
Te Wānanga o Raukawa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, held engagement hui with its tauira (and their whānau), kaimahi, kaiāwhina and others in their community to give them the opportunity to learn about the proposal and how they might affect them, and provide feedback.
The consultation closed 4pm on 28 October 2022.
Following this consultation, the Ministry of Education will provide an anonymised summary of submissions to Te Wānanga of Raukawa. Te Wānanga of Raukawa, as well as the Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education) and the Minister of Education will consider the views expressed and feedback received through the consultation. The Ministry of Education will update this webpage on how the work is progressing, including timelines and next steps, following policy decisions.
All submissions received by the Government will be subject to the Official Information Act 1982.
Please set out clearly in your submission if you object to the release of any information in the submission, and in particular, which part (or parts) you consider should be withheld, together with your reasons for withholding the information. The Ministry of Education will consider such objections when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.