THEORY AND UNDERSTANDING OF WĀNANGA Te Kawa o te Ako One set of procedures that applies when studying at Te Wānanga o Raukawa is described as the kawa of learning, te kawa o te ako. It relates to protecting and maximising the learning and teaching potential of students and staff at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. It aims to curb activity that reduces the capacity to learn and teach. One dimension of te kawa o te ako affirms that anyone who feels unable to forgo the use of drugs, including alcohol, during noho should not attend. Infringements of the kawa will place the person, and possibly their whānau, hapū and iwi, at risk and result in possible withdrawal from study at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Te Ōhākī ‘He kōrero, he tohutohu whakamutunga nā te tangata i mua i tōna matenga’ Te Ōhākī represents the embodiment of the dying wish of Ngāpera Wikohika, a former staff member of Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Her request was that we should all learn from her experience in suffering from smoking related illnesses that contributed directly to her loss of life. Te Wānanga o Raukawa is a ‘Smoke Free Campus’ and we aim to support those of our students who smoke with the tools and knowledge to be able to work towards a lifestyle that is totally free from smoking. Ultimately, our broader goal is that all Te Wānanga o Raukawa students and graduates will be in a strong position to positively influence whānau in making informed decisions around wellbeing and good health. 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) tetomonga@twor-otaki.ac.nz 14 Te Wānanga o Raukawa

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