Story: Coat of arms

Tino rangatiratanga coat of arms

Tino rangatiratanga coat of arms

This December 2009 cartoon altered a few features in the New Zealand coat of arms in reference to a controversial government decision to permit the tino rangatiratanga (Māori self-determination) flag to be flown officially on Waitangi Day. In the cartoonist’s coat of arms, the Māori flag is held by a smiling Māori chief, while the European female holding the official New Zealand flag looks quite disgruntled.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0013391
Cartoon by Laurence Clark ('Klarc')

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Stephen Levine, 'Coat of arms - Coat of arms overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012