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Kawau

The Kawau (Black Shag) is an important kaitiaki of Whangaroa. Flying and swimming both far out at sea and on waterways far inland means the Kawau keeps a close eye on things and knows the right place and time to have a presence.

Possessed of an intuitive compassion and able to work with and in between the different aspects of a healthy environment is what places the Kawau as a representation of Whangaroa Kaitiaki.