The Maunga Medal is inspired by the idea of externalising that which we carry within.
It is our shield, our why.
It is a subversion of awards - to particularly recognise the prosaic, everyday, mundane challenges met at our best and our lowest.
It is a mihi to those who, through their being and their unsung mahi, whānau flourish, hāpori are supported.
This design is a grateful acknowledgement to say we see you and you are beloved.
- Grosgrain, antiqued brass, kilt pin, glass cabochon.