Our logo is an artistic representation of Tūhoronuku, the kite that Rahiri used to bring peace between his two sons, Uenuku and Kaharau.  

The kite symbolizes its use as a peacemaker, dispute settler and icon for bringing the two coasts of Ngāpuhi together and unifying Ngāpuhi.  From this event came the famous Ngāpuhi whakatauki.

 

Ka mimiti te puna i Taumārere

Ka toto te puna i Hokianga

Ka toto te puna i Taumārere

Ka mimiti te puna i Hokianga

 

When the fountain of Taumārere is empty

The fountain of Hokianga is full

When the fountain of Taumārere is full

The fountain of Hokianga is empty

 

Each notch in the wingspan also represents the pou (or maunga) that stands within Te Whare Tapu o Ngāpuhi.