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Southern health logo and kiwaha

Southern health logo and kiwaha


Southern Health logo

The Southern health system provides care to our diverse communities across the amazing environment of Otago and Southland. In this logo, the colours of the koru represent the golden landscapes of Otago and the green hills of Southland, while the forms symbolise growth, nurturing and well-being. Between the two koru, the blue line stands for the mighty Clutha Mata-Au river. This carves a path through the northern and southern regions of the district, representing the journey from the mountains to the coast, and the reach of our health services. The river is a vital, life-giving force, and speaks to our aspirations for a health system that flows smoothly and where all elements work in harmony. The design is contemporary, inclusive, professional and positive – the health system we all want to experience and be part of.

Clutha river

These symbols are underlined by an important kiwaha: He hauora, he kuru pounamu. Gifted through our kaumatua, we are called to remember that ‘good health is a great treasure’. We honour this through our care for one another.




Find the Southern Health logo and brand guidelines here.