Te Uru Raukawa is a once a month, weekend wānanga programme designed to assist students in gaining greater confidence and a deeper understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga. We run two streams, one for the basic level beginners and an intermediate to highly fluent stream.
In the reo component we cover grammar, kīwaha, whakataukī and more. In the tikanga component we canvass a wide area such as whaikōrero, karanga and different tikanga practices on the marae such as pōwhiri, tangihanga and karakia.
Students are given every opportunity to practice what is being taught so they are better prepared for use outside of the classroom. Our programme has been running continuously for two years and is focused on providing direct support to kaikōrero and kaikaranga on our marae.
We endeavour to run monthly wānanga at marae throughout the takiwā as well as at the Raukawa main office in Tokoroa. However, if there is high demand from a particular marae we are more than happy to oblige and facilitate the kaupapa.
Search “Te Uru Raukawa” in our Events Calendar to view our wānanga dates. For more information call 0800 RAUKAWA (0800 728 5292) to learn more.