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Tino rangatiratanga flag: the national Māori flag (3rd of 3)

Tino rangatiratanga flag: the national Māori flag

In December 2009, cabinet (the decision-making body of executive government) recognised the tino rangatiratanga flag (seen at left) as the national Māori flag of New Zealand. It was chosen after a public consultation process. The tino rangatiratanga flag has no official status but can complement the New Zealand flag on days of national significance. Here, Parliament's messengers and support-services team leader Euan McCade prepares the tino rangatiratanga and New Zealand flags for hoisting at Parliament on Waitangi Day in 2010.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Flags - Māori flags', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2016