Moko Waiora

'Enduring Legacy'

Moko Waiora

Honours the original Te Oranganui tohu whilst  recognising a new chapter that acknowledges the evolution of Te Oranganui, evidenced by whānau transformation for the past 27 years.

 

Moko Waiora or ‘Enduring Legacy’ professes that we are striving for more than hauora, we are striving for waiora; when everything in our body flows like wai, and our four dimensions of wellness never diminish.

Moko

Comes from Rūaumoko from that we have “moko” (female essence imprint) Mokopuna (creates legacy) it is the im- print from a source of legacy and this is forever present.

Waiora

The essence of waiora is represented in the white line that runs through the middle of the design

Place your cursor over the image of Moko Waiora below to learn more about its meaning (Desktop view only)

Matua Te Mana​

Ruapehu

Black peaks of the Maunga also represent Papatūānuku reaching out to Ranginui when he cries..

Matua Te Toa​

Tongariro

Matua Te Pononga​

Ngauruhoe

Matua Te Tapu​

Taranaki

Black =

Papatūānuku

Blue lines represents Ranginui, Tawhirimatea & Tangaroa

Green ORA represents the circle of life

Grey represents our challenges, and ‘noise’ of the modern world, and to re- member the importance of activity a tinana, a wairua, a hinengaro me te whānau.

The four koru within the moko represent a journey from past into the future, like that of Te Oranganui, moving through the first 26 years, and now at a point where the kaupapa has been sustained for this long and it is now time to move into the future and create an enduring legacy for our people.