Māori Students - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Kowhaiwhai Guide

Kowhaiwhai design

Kowhaiwhai; option 1

Representing biculturalism with the use of mangōpare (symbolises the hammerhead shark) and two continuous manawa lines.

Colours of Kowhaiwhai

Colours

These colours come from the story of creation. The black/grey represents “Te Po” the darkness, the red represents the blood that was spilt and the white represents “Te Ao Marama” - the light.