We’re on a brand new journey, but our kaupapa remains the same

Since our humble beginnings in Te Awamutu 31 years ago, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has grown to become New Zealand’s second largest education provider with more than 80 sites nationwide.

We are proud to announce changes to our brand that reflect our core mission of tauira success, and that speak to both our rich Māori heritage and to our future direction.

Tauira success, or the success of our students, has always been at the heart of why we do everything we do. That’s why 96 per cent of our current students say they would recommend us to their whānau and friends.*

Our new tohu, or logo, represents a bird’s eye view of the waka, with the tauira at the centre. It represents you on your journey, at the centre of the waka, and our role to help guide and support you and your whānau as you strive for success in your study, career, and personal life goals.

You will start to see more of our new branding online, in the streets, at events, in your local paper, and in your community. Our new tohu, colour palettes, fonts, and new ways of communicating form just some of the changes we’re making to reach, include, and support you even more.

Our sites throughout New Zealand will be refreshed over time from now through to 2017, and we thank you for your understanding while we transition from our old branding to the new.

We’re here for you, and for all New Zealanders

We’re all about tauira success, and we’d love to help you and your whānau get started on your own journey of change.

We’re proud to be a place where people get more than just an education. Our students get recognised qualifications in an environment that’s supportive and designed for their success.

Our qualified tutors care not only about your studies – they care about you as a person, too. You’ll get a quality education in your chosen area, and an insight into your own identity and the rich indigenous culture of our country.

You’ll get an education that’s delivered with flexible options to suit you. And what excites us most is we know that you’ll get positive change - for yourself, for your family, and in your life.

Ko Te Wānanga o Aotearoa he wāhi i tua atu o te whiwhi mātauranga. Ka whiwhi a mātou tauira i ngā tohu whai mana ki tētahi taiao tauawhi, angitū. Ka whiwhi kaiako māraurau e ngākaunui ana ki ā rātou mahi ako, ki a rātou tonu hoki, nō reira ka whai whanaungatanga ki ngā tauira. Ka whiwhi akoranga kounga ki tā rātou e pīrangi ai, me te mātau atu ki ō rātou tuakiri, ahurea taketake hoki o motu. Ka whiwhi mātauranga me ngā kōwhiringa ako. Ka mutu, ko te mea e whakahihiko nei i a mātou, ka whiwhi huarahi whakawhiti – mō rātou, mō ō rātou whānau, me ō rātou ao.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa - Whakaako, Whakaawe, Whakaeke Aotearoa.

Enquire now about our programmes, find a campus near you, or talk to us about options that allow you to study from home or anywhere you want to be.

Key facts about us

  • We are New Zealand’s 2nd largest tertiary education provider
  • Each year 30,000 students enrol on our programmes
  • Many of our programmes have no fees
  • We have locations in 80 towns and cities throughout New Zealand
  • 96 per cent of our students recommend us*
  • We welcome students from every ethnicity and background.

*Independent market research conducted by TRA for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, 2015.

You can watch this video to find out more about our first brand refresh in 12 years.

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