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Region: Northland
District : Whangarei

Arms (crest) of Whangarei

Official blazon


The arms show in the lower half the local kauri forests, a bull for the agriculture and the war memorial column on Mt Parihaka.

The chief symbolises the importance of sailing, fishing and tourism for the town. The crest also refers to (game) fishing and the sun refers to the sunny climate of the town.The two supporters are a Maori warrior and the missionary Samuel Marsden.  The latin "Non nobis solum" translates to "Not to ourselves alone".

Literature : Whangarei Museum & Heritage Park

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