Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Māori national flag at Parliament

Māori national flag at Parliament

The national Māori flag (also known as the tino rangatiratanga flag), right, flies beside the New Zealand flag at Parliament on Waitangi Day 2010. The flag had originally won a 1989 design competition organised by protest group Te Kawariki. In the early 2000s Māori sovereignty group Te Ata Tino Toa attempted to have it flown from the Auckland Harbour Bridge – a request that was refused by the government. Eventually, after a public consultation process among Māori, the tino rangatiratanga flag was adopted as a national Māori flag. From 2010 it flew on the harbour bridge, at Parliament and in other public venues.

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements - Cultural rights', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 11 Jan 2023