Website Design Elements

The Name
The name 'He Herenga Kōrero' was gifted by the late Nātana Takurua of Ngāti Porou. The name encapsulates the binding of kōrero (stories) and reo (language) into one place. 

The Logo
The three intersecting stylised koru, which symbolise life and growth, depict the importance of language, knowledge and cultural heritage. Each is intrinsically intertwined and connected.


The Homepage
The homepage depicts the sharing of language, Mātauranga Māori and tikanga Māori. This relationship is represented in the male and female figures which are suspended in the realms of the sky.


The logo design and homepage were created by my older brother Dean Whaanga and David Wheadon of Wheadon Creative.