The four Manaia (spiritual guardians) move freely between Te Ao Turoa (physical world) and Te Ao Mārama (spiritual world).

They represent the four principles in the HIBS whakatauki:

Honour, Integrity, Belief, and Service.

The hills of HIBS stand at the centre over a Kōwhaiwhai pattern representing the Hutt River.

Diversity of culture is illustrated via two Pasifika Patterns.

The three circles on either side reflect the importance of the family unit:
Iwi Hapu and Whānau