This harbour is Te Hokianga-nui-a-Kupe, the place of Kupe's great return. It is a place of journeys, a place of nurturing and a place of deep spiritural significance. It is also the birth place of social medicine in New Zealand. For these reasons the Northland Faculty feels that the harbour's symbolism is representative of the Kapa Kaiaka programme. A programme that is about journeys, being nurtured and developing the wairua of new Northland general practitioners.