Native Matai Toki
The toki is a symbol of strength and courage, two vital attributes for the journey of life.
This piece made from Matai is adorned with a carved design that features puhoro and niho taniwha elements by Ta Moko artist Wiremu Barriball.
The Puhoro element in this design represents 'journey' and the niho taniwha aspect is symbolic of people, whare, community and the importance of working together to achieve a purpose.
E kii ana te whakatauki...
"Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa."
"We all must work as one for the well being of all."