Imagery and icons

This page outlines the areas of the site where icons and images are needed and their specifications.


We use the Streamline icon library.

There are three variations:

  • Light
  • Regular
  • Bold.

We use the light variation, saved as svg file-type.

An example of the icons can be seen in the data blocks on the home page of this website.



Our photography features real people doing real things. We use photography in hero images, thumbnails and within page content.

We use the Uview image library to store images, but this is only available to Oranga Tamariki staff.



If a photo is not appropiate for a thumbnail a graphic can be used instead.

These come in 10 different colours. The chosen colour should match the theme colour of the page.


The tāniko represents our work. Our work with children, partners and other stakeholders. The large triangle in the Taniko design signifies the child and the smaller triangles are the people whanau, services, workers, Iwi that surround them.

Taniko violet


The pou is our logo and represents Oranga Tamariki. It can be used for news and media and any other information releases that directly represent Oranga Tamariki.

Pou red

All imagery

When adding images to the Oranga Tamariki website, we must consider their accessibility for all users and assistive technologies. Important content should never be contained only in an image.

All images should have alt text. Alt text is a short description that explains the image for people who can't see it.

Complex images like flowcharts or diagrams must be accompanied by a text description.

Published: April 9, 2021