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Logo Te Oneroa-a-Tohe.png
Logo Te Oneroa-a-Tohe.png

The image portrays silhouette images of Tōhe accompanied by his pononga Ariki on their journey in search of his daughter Raninikura.


Tōhē and his status as Rangatira is depicted by him holding a tewhatewha (fighting weapon) and he has two feathers protruding from his top knot to signify high chieftainship. Ariki is portrayed carrying their equipment and food for their journey.


Tōhe and Ariki portray the relationships and qualities that epitomise partnership, working together, manaakitanga, and support. They are both together travelling south with Tōhe slightly ahead and with Ariki pointing in a southerly direction towards their possible destination. The Whakapapa of Tōhe through his tupuna, Pohurihanga and Maieke connect all iwi of Te Hiku o Te Ika.


The places named by Tōhe and Ariki on their journey reaffirm the connections we all have in Te Hiku o Te Ika. The sandy coloured design is Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe extending south to north and is shaped like the tail of the Pakaurua (Stingray) which is another representation of Te Hiku o Te Ika and encompasses the full length of the beach from Wharo (Ahipara) to
Te Rerenga Wairua.


The blue design represents Te Moananui-ā-Kiwa and Te Moana-a-Rehua (Tasman Sea) The white in between the Ocean and Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe represents Te Ara Wairua (Spiritual Pathway).

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