TE REO MĀORI Kaupapa and their expression Te Wānanga o Raukawa operates within a kaupapa/tikanga framework. We find that this has placed us in an environment with challenges and opportunities to learn about how the Māori mind (prior to being influenced by the language and culture of later settlers) conceptualised and responded to the world. Kaupapa provide a window to that world. The ongoing accumulation of experience represents a contribution to our mātauranga continuum that has served us well and will continue to do so into the future. The ten kaupapa are as follows. MANAAKITANGA Manaakitanga embodies values such as generosity, fairness, respect and consideration. As we strive to maximise our contribution to the survival of Māori as a people, we must ensure that our activities are conducted in a manner that is mana enhancing of all those involved. Te Reo is a taonga which we have inherited from our tūpuna, an invaluable body of knowledge, enlightenment and innovation. Te Reo is intimately connected with mātauranga, conveying important messages about the way our tūpuna understood and experienced the world. The acquisition, maintenance, promotion and revival of te reo are priorities for Te Wānanga o Raukawa. WHAKAPAPA Whakapapa reinforces the connections between us, and to our tūpuna, atua and tūrangawaewae. Whakapapa shapes and illuminates our efforts to better understand and contribute to the mātauranga continuum that binds us to one another across the generations. WAIRUATANGA Wairuatanga acknowledges the spiritual dimension in our lives and in mātauranga. Wairuatanga is embedded in the extensive web of relationships that binds present, past and future generations together as we work to reclaim, rejuvenate and expand the mātauranga continuum. 4 Te Wānanga o Raukawa

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