Story: Northland region

Northland rugby mascot

Northland rugby mascot

Rugby has always had a strong following in Northland, and the Northland Rugby Union has existed under various names since 1895. The mascot for Northland rugby is a taniwha, seen here with students at Horahora Primary School, Whangārei.

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Northland Rugby Football Union
Photograph by Jackie Savage

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Leisure and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 October 2023)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015