Within our logo lies the very essence of
Korari / Harakeke / NZ Flax
A symbol of connectivity – both for our
biodiversity and our peoples
Hutia te rito o te harakeke,
kei hea te komako e ko?
If the central shoot of the flax is plucked,
where then will the bellbird sing?
- An important food source for native birds and insects
- A unique restoration plant – grown in wetlands and dunes, stream banks and forest margins
- An indicator of healthy and flourishing natural environments
Whiria te muka tangata
Bind together the strands of humanity
- A taonga in traditional and contemporary Maori society
- Strong and versatile, used for clothing, fabrics, ropes, building, fishing, medicine, food, weaving and artwork
- Central to trade and industry in the early days of European settlement