The Canterbury Redbax are based in Christchurch New Zealand. The team name is phonetically derived from the word Redbacks from which genus the native Katipo spider is a member. Canterbury is one of the last remaining strongholds of the species.
The team Logo is a stylized black and white spider representing the native Katipo spider complete with iconic red and white back markings.
The team colors represent the traditional provincial colors of Canterbury. Consisting of red and black the priority of colors has been reversed to enhance the overall tribute to the arachnid after which the team is named.