Open Wānanga is part of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, the largest Māori tertiary education institution in Aotearoa New Zealand offering education programmes from certificate to degree level.
Open Wānanga is governed by a Board of Directors who also sit on the management council of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Open Wānanga focusses on the delivery of home based programmes, while Te Wānanga o Aotearoa delivers its programmes from more than 80 locations throughout Aotearoa including many campuses.
Both organisations share the same kaupapa (philosophy) and ngā uara (values). Our goal is to provide pathways to education that are as open as possible and our values reflect Māori goals and aspirations for advancement, while providing a system of accountability to our stakeholders.
Ngā Uara - the values of our organisation
Te Aroha - Having regard for one another and those for whom we are
responsible and to whom we are accountable.
|Kotahitanga - Unity amongst iwi and other ethnicities; standing as one.|
Ngā Turei - The knowledge that our actions are morally and ethically right and that we are acting in an hounourable manner.
|Te Whakapono - The basis of our beliefs and the confidence that what we are doing is right.|