The stylised bird which appears as the logo of Anglican Missions is an official corporate symbol of Anglican Missions. Anglican Missions is the office that represents (does the work of) the Anglican Missions Board as set out in the Canon IX of the Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
The Anglican Missions logo is a detailed, tri-coloured bird in profile view. Three colours / the Three Tikanga Church Three colours: black, turquise-green and dark turquoise green represent the three different churches Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia in the province of Anglican Missions. (Aotearoa is the Maori church within New Zealand, and New Zealand the Pakeha church within New Zealand.)
The green colours represent the colours of the Pacific Ocean (lighter closer to shore; darker in deeper waters). The black colour echoes the tattoo mark-making and wood carving which is an essential part of Maori and Pacifica history
The kererū is a type of dove, which in the Bible represents the Holy Spirit; and in general practice, peace. The kererū is shown in mid-flight and with stripes to indicate movement.
Like the dove, Anglican Missions aims to act on behalf of the people of God as a messenger to actively bring God’s peace to the world. Surrounding the eye, at the base of the wing, and on the tail are koru. Koru are stylised shapes often found in Maori art to depict unfurling indigenous silver fern fronds.
These symbolise new life, growth, strength and peace.