The Heraldic description of the Arms is as follows:
"Argent on a Fess wavy Azure between in chief a Mural Crown Gules between two Trefoils slipped Vert and in base a Bear's head erased proper muzzled Azure ringed Gules a Maori Canoe Or and for the Crest on a Wreath of Colours A Garb quarterly Vert and Or banded Gules charged with a Ram's head caboshed proper".
In heraldic language the colours are:
Red – 'Gules' Black – 'Sable' Green – 'Vert' Blue – 'Azure'
In heraldic language the metals are:
Silver – 'Argent' Gold – 'Or'