Graduation is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your success.

Beginning in March, 24 graduations will be held for our tauira. These are a fantastic opportunity to show your support as we recognise our mission tauira success.

Keep an eye out for your graduation email for more details.


Upcoming Graduations

Ōtepoti - Dunedin

Venue: King's High School

270 Bay View Road, South Dunedin.

Saturday 16 March

Registration opens: 9.00am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 10.00am


Whakatū - Nelson

Venue: Headingly Centre

2 Headingly Lane, Richmond.

Saturday 23 March

Registration opens: 9.30am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 10.00am


Waiharakeke - Blenheim

Venue: Omaka Marae

120 Aerodrome Road, Burleigh.

Sunday 24 March

Registration opens: 9.30am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 10.00am


Ōtautahi - Christchurch

Venue: McFaddens Centre

64 McFaddens Road, Christchurch.

Ceremony 1: Saturday 6 April

Registration opens: 9.00am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 10.00am


Ceremony 2: Saturday 6 April

Registration opens: 12.00pm

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 1.00pm


Whirikoka - Gisborne

Venue: Gisborne War Memorial Theatre

159 Bright St, Gisborne.

Wednesday 10 April

Registration opens: 8.30am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 9.45am


Porirua - Wellington

Venue: Te Rauparaha Arena

17 Parumoana St, Porirua.

Friday 12 April

Registration opens: 8.30am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 10.00am


Tainui

Venue: Claudelands Event Centre

Cnr Brooklyn Rd & Heaphy Tce, Hamilton (2 x ceremonies)

Ceremony 1: Tuesday 23 April

Registration opens: 8.30am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 9.30am


Ceremony 2: Tuesday 23 April

Registration opens: 12.30pm

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 2.00pm


Ngāmotu - New Plymouth

Venue: Plymouth International

220 Courtenay St, New Plymouth.

Friday 26 April

Registration opens: 5.00pm

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 6.00pm


Tauranga

Venue: Bethlehem Baptist Church

90 Bethlehem Rd, Tauranga.

Friday 3 May

Registration opens: 8.30am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 9.30am


Whanganui

Venue: Whanganui Jockey Club

19a Purnell Street, Whanganui.

Friday 3 May

Registration opens: 9.00am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 10.00am


Rotorua

Venue: Distinction Hotel Rotorua

390 Fenton St, Rotorua.

Friday 10 May

Registration opens: 8.30am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 9.30am


Heretaunga - Hastings

Venue: Toitoi Events Centre

109 Hastings St, Hastings.

Friday 10 May

Registration opens: 9.00am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 10.00am


Whakatane

Venue: Whakatane Baptist Church

67 Keepa Rd, Whakatane.

Wednesday 15 May

Registration opens: 8.30am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 9.30am


Kawerau

Venue: Rautahi Marae

117 Onslow St, Kawerau.

Friday 17 May

Registration opens: 8.30am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 10.00am


Ōpōtiki

Venue: Ōpōtiki De Luxe Theatre

127 Church St, Ōpōtiki.

Friday 24 May

Registration opens: 12.30pm

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 1.30pm


Papaioea - Palmerston North

Venue: Awapuni Race Centre

67 Racecourse Road, Palmerston North.

Friday 24 May

Registration opens: 9.00am

Pōwhiri / Ceremony starts: 10.30am


Murihiku (SIT) - Invercargill

Venue: Hansen Hall SIT

133 Tay St, Invercargill.

Saturday 7 September


Timelines

December

As your programme draws to an end, you should make sure we have your correct contact details. You can check your address, phone number and email address by calling Tatau Pounamu on 0800 355 553 or by emailing tataupounamu@twoa.ac.nz.

Tauira should check their contact details in 101. You can update your:

  • Address
  • Mobile
  • Email

This ensures we have the correct details to send your puāwaitanga invite and certificate to when these are available. We may also text, call, or email you if we are missing information or need to advise you of a change.


January - March

4 – 6 weeks before your graduation ceremony, you will receive an invitation to attend. You are not required to RSVP, but you will be advised how many guests you can bring with you.

The invitation will include details about when to arrive at the venue, what will happen during the event and when, and graduation kākāhu.


February - July

It’s time to attend your graduation ceremony, ka mau te wehi!


March - May

If you are unable to attend your graduation ceremony, your tohu will be sent to your address. This is why it’s important to update your details with us.


TERMINOLOGY

Academic dress / Regalia

Refers to the academic gown, and sash worn at Te Puāwaitanga.

Academic transcript

Record of study showing all your results.

Conferred

When you officially receive your degree.

Gown

The blue, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, coat that is worn.

Graduand

When you are eligible to graduate but have not had your qualification conferred / awarded.

Graduate

Once your degree has been conferred or your certificate / diploma has been awarded.

In absentia

You will not be attending a graduation ceremony and instead receive your certificate by mail

Kaimahi

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa staff member who assists graduands on the day of their ceremony to be in the right place at the right time.

Kāpuia

The name of our graduate community at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Sash

Worn with gown.



2024 Graduation books

Click here to download our Te Kei graduation book


2023 Graduation books

Click here to download our Papaioea graduation book

Click here to download our Porirua graduation book

Click here to download our Ōpōtiki graduation book

Click here to download our Tainui graduation book

Click here to download our Te Taitokerau graduation book

Click here to download our Whirikoka graduation book

Click here to download our Te Waipounamu graduation book

Contact student services

Contact your local student support advisor

Email nationaltauiraservicesteam@twoa.ac.nz

Phone 0800 355 553 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Ask a question online

Print Provide feedback on this page

We want your feedback

Let us know about your experience with our website. We'll take your feedback into consideration as we develop the site.

Close feedback