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.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Cartoon by Laurence Clark ('Klarc')
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