About the Journal

The whakapapa of the design for He Rourou is a bringing together of collective ‘threads’. The patterns interweave collective threads to elevate the collective potential and shared mana – together representing the pathway of collective success, knowledge sharing and attainment. The overall Pātiki design (diamond shape) forms the basis of the design and is inspired by the whakatauki: Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi With your food basket and my food basket we will thrive. Pātiki in this design has been used to represent ‘prosperity’ – the collective purpose or outcome of He Rourou being to empower, grow and engage collective voices and knowledge. The design is intended to be used as a repeatable pattern to represent the many themes, contributors, learners and collaborators.