This term, my class were to create our own mascot that would be in the commonwealth games held in New Zealand. It had to have features that would signify it as a New Zealand based mascot.
This is my mascot Ma Kapua. His name means white cloud because, New Zealand is the land of the long 'white cloud'. Ma Kapua looks like a tiki because tiki have been apart of New Zealand forever. The colours are the New Zealand Maori colours. Ma Kapuas head is white like the long white cloud, and the black and red and on the first New Zealand Flag that had maori and pakeha mixed together. That is what my mascot means and is.