Our full name is NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi.

Our short name is NZTA.

Use our full name followed by our short name in brackets the first time you mention us – NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA). Use NZTA alone every other time you mention us.

‘Waka’ means ‘vessel’ and ‘kotahi’ means ‘one’ so our Māori name conveys the concept of ‘travelling together as one’ and embraces integration, affordability, safety, responsiveness and sustainability.

The NZTA logo was inspired by the concept of life’s pathways. It reflects three main themes:

  • pathways through the landscape
  • movement along pathways
  • pathways as connectors.

Visually, pathways refers to journeys through the landscape, both natural and man made, representing mountains and valleys, bridges and tunnels, winding country roads and the shortest distance between two points.

The continuous lines of the symbol represent the idea of perpetual movement. New Zealanders are always on the move, travelling the pathways that connect New Zealand from end to end.

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi logoOur logo should always be reproduced in its entirety and without alteration. More information about using the logo can be found in our brand manual:

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi brand guidelines

To request permission to use our logo, email channels@nzta.govt.nz, outlining the purpose for using it and any format and size requirements. If approved, we will send you an electronic copy of the logo in the appropriate format and guidance on appropriate usage.