Ko te whakamaarama o te tohu nei.....
The head of the TAIAHA
The head of the spear is a mark or sign of the work of our ancestors, whom have passed the art form down from generation, to generation.
Our ancestors have bestowed or have entrusted the art form onto us to look after and to help flourish to carry into the future and future generations.
The 2 MANAIA on each side of the TAIAHA
To instill balance within us. The side of TUMATAUENGA (God of War) & RONGO (God of Peace).
We must learn and maintain the teachings of our ancestors.
TE POROWHITA (The Circle)
With your heart and my heart, we must stand strong, we must holdfast.
This is our group, our family, our home away from home for all Maori.
Naa Mark Te Hau
Te Manawa Ora must also pay tribute to our very first tohu, to which we still use today, displaying this beautiful tohu on our stationary and within the business of the Te Manawa Ora Ngaakau Koomiti.
Most of all we pay tribute to the kaitoi of this tohu.
Naa Darnell Peepe