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
Each notch in the wingspan also represents the pou (or maunga) that stands within Te Whare Tapu o Ngāpuhi.