We're holding a ceremony to mark the raising of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag on Monday 12 September at 12 noon and everyone is invited.

The flag raising ceremony will be happening at the Forth Street entrance to the Dunedin Campus and will be followed by kai in The Hub. It's been hosted jointly by Otago Polytechnic and the Otago Polytechnic Students' Association (OPSA). 

All Dunedin-based kaimahi and ākonga have received an email invite to this event but all staff and learners are more than welcome to attend. 

 The elements of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag , otherwise known as the Māori Flag, represent the three realms:

  • Te Korekore, potential being (black, top)
  • Te Whai Ao, coming into being (red, bottom)
  • Te Ao Mārama, the realm of being and light (white, centre)

The flag will fly underneath the New Zealand flag (on the same flagpole).

“This is an exciting step,” says Megan Gibbons.

“Although we have flown the Māori flag in the past, from next Monday it will be a permanent fixture.

“The Tino Rangatiratanga flag is a symbol of this land and complements the New Zealand flag. Flying the two flags together upholds and enhances our relationship with Māori.”

Published on 8 Sep 2022

Orderdate: 8 Sep 2022
Expiry: 12 Aug 2023