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Waitangi Day 2018 Flag Notification

Tuesday 6 February 2018 marks the 178th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document.

Waitangi Day is 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.

Image of the National Māori Flag.

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

As Waitangi Day is a public holiday, it is acceptable to display the National Māori Flag prior to Waitangi Day and take it down following Waitangi Day. If you have any further questions about the flying of the National Māori Flag, please do not hesitate to contact Manatū Taonga on 04 499 4229 or at

All the best for an enjoyable and reflective Waitangi Day. 


Updated on 1st February 2018