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About the consultation

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:

  • reconstitute Te Wānanga o Raukawa as a new statutory entity, with dual accountability to the ART Confederation (Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Toa Rangatira) and the Crown; AND
  • introduce new bespoke (custom) administrative arrangements for Te Wānanga o Raukawa related to its purpose, functions, and governance.

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.

Public consultation is also open on the Wānanga sector framework proposal. You can find information about this consultation:

Wānanga sector framework proposal

Consultation materials

The proposal to reconstitute Te Wānanga o Raukawa is outlined in detail in our discussion document and an A3 overview document for this consultation process. We also have a summary of the discussion document. A reo Māori summary of the discussion document will be available soon.

Discussion Document: Reconstituting Te Wānanga o Raukawa [PDF, 1.6MB]

Summary of Discussion Document: Reconstituting Te Wānanga o Raukawa [PDF, 2.8MB]

A3 overview of Raukawa reconstitution consultation [PDF, 497KB]

How to have your say

Te Wānanga o Raukawa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, is holding an 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. For more  

You can submit your whakaaro through our online submission form, or you can use the submission template and email us at wananga.consultation@education.govt.nz.

The consultation is open until 4pm on 28 October 2022.

What will happen with your feedback?

Following this consultation, the Ministry of Education will provide an anonymised summary of submissions to Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Te Wānanga o 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.

We look forward to hearing your views on the proposals.