thumb Rongo


symbolic of peace, cultivated food and the kumara

Rongo is holding a kō, a digging implement. The colour purple is his/her main colour representing the kumara but also associated with wealth, abundance, peace, wisdom and royalty.


The korowai theme shows the inside of a wharenui and his/her other name Rongomaraeroa means ‘Rongo of the long courtyard’ and his/her qualities represents hospitality and generosity to manuhiri and special guests.