The Health Quality & Safety Commission has put in place a new te reo Māori name, Te Tāhū Hauora, and updated our logo to reflect this, with a new tohu (pattern) representing our role and responsibilities.
To explain the whakapapa of our new te reo name, and tohu in the logo, the tāhū is the ridge pole in a wharenui, which provides strength and protection to those inside. Like the tāhū, the Commission is at the centre of quality and safety in health. The heke are the rafters that uphold the tāhū and secure it in place. The heke represent the values, mission and priorities of the Commission and the enactment of Te Tiriti o Waitangi through Māori and Crown relations. The niho taniwha relate to the protection that the tāhū and heke create for the people. This is represented by the distinct triangle in the centre at the bottom. The darker triangles in the niho taniwha represent key facets of our work including leadership, relationships, partnerships, facilitation, knowledge and information.