The New Zealand flag is flown at half-mast during times of mourning. Here, it flies at half-mast alongside the Australian, South African and Union Jack (British) flags during a remembrance service in Greymouth for the 29 miners who were killed in the Pike River mine explosion in 2010. The foreign flags acknowledge that people from countries other than New Zealand also died in the disaster.
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Photograph by Ross Setford
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