The pou figure emphasises the mana of our organisation within the context of the wider community and our relationship with other allied health rōpū, that is, true, steadfast, tall and proud. It also represents our stability through the experience, knowledge and credibility of our members.
Three pou symbolise the journey from each of the three baskets of knowledge.
The manāia figure represents guardianship or kaitiakitanga. In the context of the rōpū, Ngā Pou Mana essentially acts as a kaitiaki of the wider community through the various allied health kaimahi and their respective kaupapa.
A manāia figure is wrapped around each pou, further emphasising the strength of each of these elements as they come together as one organic form.
The four niho have been used to represent the four strands of the whānau.
The tohu was created by Lee Timutimu (Ngāti Awa, Ngai Te Rangi, Tuhoe, Ngāti Porou & Ngā Puhi) and Hollie Tawhiao (Tainui & Ngā Puhi).