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Terms and Conditions

Attendance and registration in the Digital Marae Wānanga (“Wānanga”) is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. All information relating to the Wānanga is outlined in these Terms and Conditions and in our Privacy Policy found on our website

Attendance and registration in the Digital Marae Wānanga (“Wānanga”) is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. All information relating to the Wānanga is outlined in these Terms and Conditions and in our Privacy Policy found on our website

The information contained on our website may be subject to change, and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (“TWoA”) reserves the right to amend the information from time to time at our sole discretion without prior notice, but we will always endeavour to communicate any changes to you that will impact your completion of the Wānanga.

Wānanga Details

Digital Marae Wānanga includes 8 wāhanga:

  • How to use a computer/digital hardware
  • How to use WiFi
  • Internet security
  • Basic social networking
  • Basic virtual communication
  • Document and information storage online
  • Online finance
  • Marae bookings and asset maintenance

The Digital Marae Wānanga Schedule of delivery consists of:

  • Delivery from a marae which is enabled with the marae connectivity package.
  • The noho will be over 3 days, with 24hrs of contact tutorial time.
  • Access to a Kaiārahi (digital learning coach) during your noho
  • Access to a digital learning device during your noho for the purposes of the Wānanga
  • The Wānanga is free of charge.


To be eligible to successfully register in the Digital Marae Wānanga, you will be required to meet the following criteria:

  1. You must complete, sign and submit the Registration Form;
  2. You must be 18 years of age or over;
  3. You must be a New Zealand Citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand;
  4. You must have basic numeracy and literacy skills to enable you to complete the course; and
  5. You must agree to complete and provide to us, any information we require from you in order to obtain feedback from you to assess and survey your experience or any related assessment for the sole purpose of helping us to improve the Digital Marae Wānanga’s in the future, which may be during or following the completion of the Wānanga.

Confidentiality and Privacy

You acknowledge that in addition to our privacy obligations to you contained in our privacy policy found on our website at and the statements in the Registration Form, any personal information provided by you to us may be collected, stored and provided to third parties for any purpose connected with the Digital Marae Wānanga or the business purposes of TWOA, including the following:

  • any of our supporting organisations that provide services to complete the Wānanga.
  • third-party contractors or suppliers including those used to provide subsidies, equipment, and resources relating to the Wānanga.
  • our funding provider and partner, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment or any other reporting agency or external organisation we are required to for the purpose of an external review.
  • Software providers, we use to support the delivery of the Wānanga including a learning management system and a client management system.
  • to contact you to offer any marketing material, third party services or goods or courses or programmes that we (either TWoA or our Innovation and Development Group) by way of text messages to your mobile phone through any third-party software or electronic messaging provider.
  • to contact you to offer any Iwi affiliated offerings or services.
  • for debt collection and credit reporting or assessment.

TWoA may retain and/or use such information for as long as reasonably required for the above purposes. You may request access to and correction of any personal information held by TWoA at any time by contacting the TWOA privacy officer at Taumatua, PO Box 151, Te Awamutu 3840 or emailing in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

Expected Behaviour

All participants are asked to be considerate of others and are expected to uphold the values and principles of Te Wānanga O Aotearoa while working under our roof. These values include:

Te Aroha: means that everyone treats each other with respect, love, and caring. We will not tolerate discrimination or mistreatment of participants, volunteers or mentors during the workshop

Te Whakapono: Is about acting with integrity during the Wānanga. Participants must not knowingly interfere or sabotage the efforts of other teams or participants during the Wānanga. Teams should also not copy the work of others unless they have consulted with and obtained permission first.

Nga Ture: Everyone must act in accordance with the rules set down by the event coordinators and must not break any laws for the sake of advancing their project.

Kotahitanga: The importance of human skills (whanaungatanga) for building successful businesses is one of the most important learnings of the Wānanga. We encourage everyone to focus on relationship building, strategies for resolving decisions and managing conflicts effectively with other team members. Where possible teams are also encouraged to collaborate with other teams to build better products and services.

Your Obligations

You will also be required to adhere to any applicable TWoA Statute, Regulations, Policies, Codes of Practice, and Procedures, including but not limited to our Digital Tikanga Guide and our ICT Policy when attending Wānanga delivery sessions. These documents can be provided to you upon request. We reserve the right to refuse admission or remove anyone from a session at any time at our sole discretion without notice, should our expectations of behaviour not be met and directions from our Staff are not adhered to.

You must also comply with all requirements or instructions from of TWoA, including requirements specified in these Terms and Conditions. If you act or do anything which in TWoA’s opinion, is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or is fraudulent or unjust to other participants (such as hacking, cheating, deception, or any other unfair playing practices), your registration and acceptance may be ended at the reasonable discretion of TWoA.

TWoA may, at its reasonable discretion, declare any registration is invalid if you:

  • fail to establish eligibility to register;
  • submits an Registration Form which in the TWoA’s opinion is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
  • acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent to annoy, breach the privacy of another person, abuse, threaten or harass any other person;
  • in the opinion of TWoA, engages in conduct in registration and undertaking the Wānanga which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the TWoA;
  • breaches any law; or
  • behaves in a way that TWoA believes is otherwise inappropriate or is in breach of our above Expected Behaviour.

Health and Safety

You will be required to adhere to the TWoA Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy when attending our sites as well as any site-specific instructions or requirements for that particular sit. You can view the TWoA Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy here. As part of health and safety protocols, all participants should stay well hydrated, take regular breaks from working and (from each other if required) and refer to your assigned Kaiako for assistance.

Confidentiality – Third Parties

You are solely responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of any information you disclose to third parties during the Digital Marae Wānanga and will indemnify TWoA against any liabilities or claims resulting from any information you provide to any third parties. If TWoA or any third parties disclose information to you, you are required to keep that information confidential and not use or disclose it without the prior approval of the persons who made the disclosure. 

Alternative Contact Person

By providing the contact details of an alternative contact person in your Registration Form, you confirm that you have their authorised consent to provide that information to us and you agree for that person to act as your authorised agent and we will contact that person, when required. TWoA is not responsible for any actions of your Alternative Contact Person.

Disclaimer of Liability

You agree that Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is not liable for any costs, losses and/or damage resulting from or in connection with (i) your participation including any commitments to any third parties you make in the Digital Marae Wānanga or (ii) any damage to or loss of your personal property or to any computers or other hardware, data or software, that you may use during the Wānanga.

Additional Wānanga Information

TWoA will provide any other relevant Wānanga delivery content required to achieve the above outcomes of the Wānanga in the supplementary information and Wānanga flyer and online at and will notify you as soon as possible when that information is available.

Reporting, Evaluation and Feedback

Further to the above eligibility criteria for the Wānanga, we will be collecting user experience information during and following the course to help us improve the Digital Marae Wānanga’s in the future. This will include any information we are required to collect from you and share with our funding and contracted parties for the commission of the delivery services from that funder (including but not limited to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment).

We reserve the right to request and require you to provide other information and feedback as requested by our funding and contracted parties (and any Government Agencies), of which we will have entered into appropriate arrangements with those funding and contracted parties to keep your information secure and confidential and where possible, anonymised.


  • TWoA reserve the right to cancel the Wānanga and/or amend these terms and conditions at any time at their sole discretion without prior notice, subject to any applicable law.
  • Failure by TWoA to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
  • If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.
  • To the fullest extent permitted by law, TWoA assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of applications, or for any injury or damage to the participants and their employees, contractors or agents or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from enrolment in the Wānanga in or downloading any materials for this Wānanga.
  • These terms and conditions will apply to you and your registration in the Wānanga following the end of the Wānanga and up until the expiry of your use of any learning management system you are given access to.

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