Back by popular demand: The 'Fly the Māori Flag competition'

Te Ata Tino Toa has announced the 2009 competition for the most creative display of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag.

Judged by an esteemed panel of judges, points are given for:

Appearing where-ever our people are:

Kaimahi Māori in their workplaces

Gang pads

On the streets

Waitangi events - anywhere in the world

Tauiwi can also fly the flag


Size and height

Extra points are given if you can get it on a city council flag Pole.

Previous entries have seen the flag fly in places as far as Antarctica and Occupied Hawai'i. The flag has been flown over, on and under the Auckland Harbour Bridge, off the Unite Building in Auckland.

Support Tino Rangatiratanga by flying the Tino Rangatiratanga Flag on Waitangi day in your area. Approach your local kura, kohanga, businesses, local council etc and let them you want them to share their local flag poles with Maori, about the positives of building the
relationship with tangata whenua.

Think about adopting local flag poles for the tino flag, and other high profile places. Even a sticker on your car will support the kaupapa.

The flag symbolises the struggle for Maori self-determination and embodies the hopes we have for future generations as a thriving indigenous nation. Email before the Monday after Waitangi Day


Fly the Flag 2008

Fly the Flag 2007

For more info see:


Anonymous said...

Any flag but the Union Jack, otherwise known as the 'Butchers Apron'


Paul J

Anonymous said...

I took down and destroyed 6 (almost 7!) Tino flags in the Waikato last week. I have more targetted as well.