Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Chair: Dist. Prof. Sir Sidney Mead (Hirini Moko)
Chief Executive: Dist. Prof. Graham Hingangaroa Smith
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Auckland (Tāmaki) and
Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
96.8% Teaching and Learning
2.0% Capability
1.2% Research
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
1.8% Level 1–2
52.0% Level 3–4
2.1% Level 5–6
39.4% Level 7–8
4.7% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
46.2% Society and Culture
23.3% Creative Arts
12.9% Management and Commerce
11.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
5.2% Education
0.6% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2013 the educational performance of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (TWWoA) improved compared with the previous year. Financially, TWWoA remained in a healthy position.


Te Amokapua o Te Mana Whakahaere (council Chair), Distinguished Professor Sir Sidney Mead, highlighted a number of TWWoA’s achievements for 2013 in its Annual Report, including the graduation of 2,203 students, the awarding of two Honorary Doctorates, three PhDs and 16 Masters degrees. He also cited the placement of two pou, called Toi-kai-rakau and Whatonga, representing important ancestors of the region, at the main entrance of TWWoA’s new buildings. Following the opening and full occupation of these facilities, good progress was made towards embedding new management systems and upskilling staff, an increasing number of whom now hold Doctorates and Masters degrees.

Te Tumuaki (Chief Executive) Distinguished Professor Graham Smith, recognised a number of additional achievements, including TWWoA’s strong financial position for the sixth year in a row, the beginning of the relaunch of the Nursing and Health Sciences degree in the Bay of Plenty and plans for a new Māori and Indigenous Management Studies degree. He further noted TWWoA’s successful year through the accomplishments and efforts of its council, staff and students, as well as the positive relationships established with the Crown, iwi and community interests. A key priority is focusing on the unique characteristics of the wānanga; maintaining mātauranga Māori both generally and within the context of tikanga and ahuatanga Māori.

TWWoA’s enrolments continued to increase, with a four percent (107 EFTS) increase on 2012 volumes. Most of its delivery was focused at Levels 3–4 (52%) and Levels 7–8 (39%), with provision concentrated in Society and Culture (46%), Creative Arts (23%), and Management and Commerce (13%).

Participation by Māori (92%) remained stable and at similar levels to previous years. Participation by under-25-year-olds (29%) was also well above the wānanga sector average (17%). Pasifika participation notably increased to seven percent (up from 4% in 2012).


TWWoA performed above the wānanga sector averages for course completion and student progression. While qualification completion and student retention were below the sector averages, TWWoA improved on both measures compared with 2012.

Performance by the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) mirrored the wānanga’s overall performance in 2013, with all above the sector averages for course completions and student progression. Compared with the previous year, performance improved for each of the educational performance indicators (EPIs) for Māori and improved for all but student progression for Pasifika and under-25-year-olds.

Financial performanceTop

In 2013 TWWoA had a net operating surplus of $3.9 million (12.9%), $2.4 million lower than its surplus in 2012.

Total expenditure rose by $0.8 million (2.9%) as a result of increases in personnel expenditure and depreciation expenses.

In November 2013 TWWoA’s single subsidiary, McAlister Holdings Limited, was removed from the Register of Companies. The $2.4 million dividend was paid in 2012. The assets of McAlister Holdings were transferred to the TWWoA parent.

Between 2012 and 2013 TWWoA’s total assets increased by $4.2 million.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance Awanuiārangi Wānanga
Students under 25 29% 17%
Māori 92% 59%
Pasifika 7% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance  Awanuiārangi Wānanga
All  86% 81%
Students under 25 85% 77%
Māori 85% 78%
Pasifika 87% 81%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance  Awanuiārangi Wānanga
All 68% 78%
Students under 25 58% 67%
Māori 67% 74%
Pasifika 70% 76%
The difference in size and offerings between the wānanga is significant and this may skew the wānanga-sector averages for comparative purposes.
Overview of Educational Performance
Enrolments 2013 % of Wānanga sector 2011 2012 2013
Student Achievement Component (SAC) EFTS 12% 2,786 2,906 3,013
SAC Students 13% 4,947 4,990 5,004
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC Wānanga sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 81% 91% 88% 86%
Qualification Completion 78% 49% 64% 68%
Student Retention 73% 53% 57% 59%
Student Progression L1-4 36% 44% 36% 38%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Total government revenue $24,056 $23,584 $25,400
Domestic student fees $2,054 $2,489 $3,033
International student fees $0 $0 $112
Other income (including research) $3,296 $5,724 $1,563
Total revenue $29,406 $31,797 $30,108
Personnel $12,217 $11,175 $11,330
Total expenses $27,284 $25,462 $26,212
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $2,075 $6,335 $3,896
Property plant equipment and intangibles $23,027 $34,265 $32,659
Total Assets $47,475 $51,749 $55,993
Equity (net assets) $43,625 $47,538 $51,589
Net cashflow from operations $6,057 $9,585 $6,302
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $9,158 $19,362 $784
Staffing FTE 174 151 148
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 19 : 1 23 : 1 24 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 41 : 1 48 : 1 49 : 1