Quote of the day

“The Kaponga (silver fern) has been iconic to New Zealand for over 160 years and to me the ferns fronds represents the encompassment or korowai over us all representing our multi cultural New Zealand. Mahutonga (southern cross) represents the archipelago making up NZ and our geographical location which also signifies the use of Mahutonga as an ancient navigational aid by seafarers who found their way to Aotearoa.”

“Red is whero for Maori, the colour of Mother Earth. Blue is kahurangi of Te Moana nu a Kiwa (Pacific Ocean), and white, maa, represents peace and symbolises Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.” Nuk Korako on his preference for the red and blue flag with fern and stars.

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