Story: Ngāpuhi

Logo of Te Rūnanga a Iwi o Ngāpuhi

Logo of Te Rūnanga a Iwi o Ngāpuhi

The logo of the Ngāpuhi tribal authority (rūnanga) is an artistic representation of Tūhoronuku, the kite that Rāhiri used to bring peace between his two sons, Uenuku and Kaharau. This kite symbolises the rūnanga’s goal of bringing together the east and west coasts of Ngāpuhi for their common benefit. The notches in the wing span represent the mountains that stand within the tribal area of Ngāpuhi. These mountains are also represented in the carved poles that stand outside the rūnanga’s office at Kaikohe.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāpuhi - Ngāpuhi today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/icon/416/logo-of-te-runanga-a-iwi-o-ngapuhi (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017