Te Ata Tino Toa is launching the Mâori flag by plane, boat and convoy in Auckland this Waitangi Day.
Te Ata Tino Toa spokesperson Tia Taurere says "We have put together the largest Tino Rangatiratanga flag ever made at 7
m by 14 m. We are ataching it to a plane to take to the skies so that the whole of Auckland can check it out. Comrades
will be in boats supporting us from the sea, with a convoy supporting us by land heading over the Bridge"
Taurere continues "The Tino Rangatiratanga flag symbolises the long tradition of struggle and resistance by Mâori
against colonisation and the Crown theft of Mâori land and resources. It is a symbol used by Mâori who continue to
resist the pressures of colonisation and cultural and economic genocide. The concept embraces the spiritual link Mâori
have with 'Papatûânuku' (Earthmother) and is a part of the international drive by indigenous peoples for self
Celebrate the Tino Rangatiratanga flag in your area by organising your own local actions. Find creative ways to display
the flag (send us photos! email@example.com ).
Think about adopting local flag poles for the tino flag, and other high profile places in your area the flag can fly
from. Even a sticker for your car will support the kaupapa.
We know the flag is being flown at: Waitangi grounds; the Convoy, Auckland Harbour Bridge; Wahamanga (Marokopa); Otaki
College; Te Kohanga Reo o Puau Te Moananui a Kiwa, Glen Innes; Taiwere Marae, Te Wânanga o Aotearoa, Rotorua; Auckland
University; Mana College (the mural near Maori studies); the whare by the highway 5 mins south of Taumarunui me te maha
noa ato oi nga waahi; Wellington library (Maori section)
(Convoy info: http://www.indigenousportal.com/index.php?option=com_content=view=1855=388 )