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The Ministry of Education and Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (the Wānanga) are considering legislative changes to better recognise:
The Ministry and the Wānanga have developed a shared proposal to create an enabling framework for the Wānanga sector in the Education and Training Act 2020 (E&T Act). This enabling framework would allow each Wānanga to work in collaboration with the Ministry to develop new rules in terms of who they are accountable to and how, their purpose and functions, and their governance structures.
This consultation seeks your feedback on four issues:
We held targeted and public online engagements from 27 September to 14 October to give you the opportunity to learn about the proposals and how they might affect you, 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 Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Te Wānanga of Raukawa, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, 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.
Discussion Document: Wānanga Sector Framework [PDF, 1.5MB]