THE HISTORY AND THE FLAG
The Tino Rangatiratanga Māori Flag has evolved since its first creation in 1989, and has since become a symbolism of Māori Sovereignty to a generation of Māori who weren't even born when the hake was initiated by Te Kawariki and its members. Tino Rangatiratanga has become an epitome of Maori and their journey for Sovereignty, recognition and acknowledgement of the injustices of previous colonists systems.
After being created by Hiraina Marsden, Jan Dobson, and Linda Munn, the flag was then first unveiled on Waitangi Day (February 6th) of 1990 at the 150th commemorations of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Linda Munn on the Tino Rangatiratanga Flag
Released 5 August 2020
Ever wondered about the history behind our beloved Tino Rangatiratanga flag? Check out this straight up kōrero with Linda Munn, the last surviving designer, about some of the history of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag which was designed way back in 1989!
Mana Tangata: Linda Munn
Released 24 September 2017
Artist Linda Munn was one of the three creators of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag. These days, she is pretty content teaching art in Tauranga. Te Ahi Kaa catches up with her for a kōrero at the Toi Oho Mai Institute of Technology.