Tūhoronuku, the kite that Rahiri used to bring peace between his two sons, Uenuku and Kaharau.
The kite symbolizes its use as a peacemaker, dispute settler and icon for bringing the two coasts of Ngāpuhi together and unifying Ngāpuhi. From this event came the famous Ngāpuhi whakatauki.
Ka mimiti te puna i Taumārere
Ka toto te puna i Hokianga
Ka toto te puna i Taumārere
Ka mimiti te puna i Hokianga
When the fountain of Taumārere is empty
The fountain of Hokianga is full
When the fountain of Taumārere is full
The fountain of Hokianga is empty