Hei Matua (Fish Hook)

 The fish hook symbolises the importance of fishing to the Maori people of New Zealand and their strong relationship to Tangaroa, the god of the sea.

The fish hook signifies abundance, strength and determination and is believed to bring peace, prosperity and good health. It is a device for catching good luck and energy, and is believed to provide safe journey over water. It is therefore considered a good luck charm by travelers, boaties, fishermen and surfers.