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  Reply # 298394 12-Feb-2010 14:39

I recently read some details of the Maori Independence (Tino Rangatiratanga) movement’s flag. The flag is black over white over red, with the thin white stripe being broken by a circular — almost spiral — pattern towards the hoist. It was designed in 1990 by Hiraina Marsden, Jan Smith and Linda Munn, and was the winning design in a national contest to find a “Maori Flag”. The symbology of the flag is as follows:


BLACK represents Te Korekore (the realm of potential being). It thus symbolises the long darkness from which the earth emerged, as well as signifying Rangi - the heavens, a male, formless, floating, passive force.
RED represents Te Whei Ao (coming into being). It symbolises Papatuanuku, the earth-mother, the sustainer of all living things, and thus both the land and active forces.
WHITE represents Te Ao Marama (the realm of being and light). It symbolises the physical world, purity, harmony, enlightenment and balance.
The spiral-like KORU, symbolic of a curling fern frond, represents the unfolding of new life, hope for the future and the process of renewal.

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  Reply # 298432 12-Feb-2010 16:30
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Except that the reality is the the particular flag which the government has chosen to recognise as the Maori flag is the flag that only ever gets pulled out for protests and other separatist drivel. I will admit to being ignorant of the united tribes flag, so no comment from me on that.

What's wrong with the New Zealand coat of arms, by the way? That's a pretty darn good "unified" representation of the two founding peoples.




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  Reply # 298438 12-Feb-2010 16:42
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makmak: Well Simon its not the Maori flag, its the Tino-rangatiratanga flag.



Now this flag does not represent Maori!!!



But Maori are using it, im not sure at this stge why, or by who started this flag





Well some Maori are certainly implying it's the "Maori flag".





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  Reply # 298440 12-Feb-2010 16:54
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I think its fair to say that the flag started life with the intention of being a Tino Rangatiratanga symbol, but like many things its taken on more meanings over time. Does it represent all Moari? I think yes, its used with that intention now in many instances, like in this instance. Do all Maori identify with it, or agree with it being used like this? No.




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