Tartan tells a story of people, time and place.
Tartans are grids.
Grids are formed by interconnecting lines.
Relationships are formed by
Ka tiriro ake ki te tihi o Aoraki,
Heke atu ki te awa tapu o Waitaki,
Huri ki te Moana o Araiteuru,
Tena koutou katoa.
Look up to the top of Aoraki,
And back down the Waitaki River,
To the coast of the ancient canoe of the gods, Araiteuru,
Greetings to you all.
This mihi is kindly given to the people of and visitors to Waitaki by Kai Tahu Whanui.
Photo credit: Naruedom Yaempongsa