“The triangle depicts niho taniwha, the kaitiaki that protects what lies within. The centre koru pattern represents mauri. The supporting pattern on one side represents wairua, the other side kawa. Kawa maintains understanding and reverence of life. This maintains the wairua or spiritual essence which then protects life force or mauri. Connecting us to papatuanuku through Hine-ahu-one, these together maintain our physical health now and in the future.” – Maori artist Theresa Reihana


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