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Flying of the National Māori Flag - Waitangi Day

Thursday 6 February 2014 marks 174 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

As well as the annual event to be held at Waitangi, many communities around the country will be commemorating the day in a variety of ways, from intimate dawn ceremonies to large multi-cultural festivals, from Kaeo to Queenstown.

The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund, administered by Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, has given $288,000 to groups to help support events that promote nation and community building.

If you are interested in what is happening in your area please check out the link below for a list of successful applicants.

Waitangi Day Fund 2014 Successful Applicants

Waitangi Day is also an appropriate time to fly the National Māori Flag. Flying the New Zealand Flag together with the National Māori Flag on days of national significance such as Waitangi Day symbolises and enhances the Crown-Māori relationship.

If you wish to recognise this day by flying the National Māori Flag simply click on the following link for the background, symbolism and protocols of the flag.

National Māori Flag

We hope you enjoy the day no matter how you choose to commemorate it.

Updated on 23rd July 2015