Ko taku iwituaroa tēnā

My land, my backbone

In reference to geographic features, place names and stories combining to create a foundation for all New Zealanders.

Colour drawing of Kupe and one other Māori man looking out from high in a forest towards a mountain peak above clouds in the distance.

From ‘Kupe’ by Cliff Whiting. Ngā Poutaunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board copyright.