Story: Ngāti Apa

Ngāti Apa logo

Ngāti Apa logo

Brooke Turia of Ngāti Apa wears a T-shirt with the tribe’s logo. The five small koru (fern shapes) at the right of the logo symbolise the unity between the people who have traditionally lived along the Mangawhero, Whangaehu, Turakina, Rangitīkei and Ōroua rivers. The two larger koru at the centre represent the balance between divine and human principles.

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Grant Huwyler, 'Ngāti Apa - Spiritual and political leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Grant Huwyler, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017