Tino Rangatiratanga Maori sovereignty movement fla Buttons
The most contentious phrase from the Treaty of Waitangi, tino rangatiratanga has become something of a rallying cry for proponents of Māori Independence.The Tino Rangatiratanga flag is often referred to as the Māori flag. The flag was designed by Hiraina Marsden, Jan Smith and Linda Munn in 1990.--------The official recognition of the Tino Rangatiratanga Flag was a campaign of indigenous rights advocacy group Te Ata Tino Toa. The group applied for the Tino Rangatiratanga Flag to fly on the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Waitangi. Transit the then government agency responsible for the Bridge declined on the basis that the Flag did not represent a country recognised by the United Nations. After considerable debate in the public arena the group adopted a diversity of tactics to raise awareness around the issues including lobbying Transit and Parliament, submissions to the Human Rights Commission and holding an annual 'Fly the Flag' competition, to more direct protest actions including bungee jumping off the Harbour Bridge, traffic jamming the Harbour Bridge, and flying the largest Tino Rangatiratanga flag ever made over the Harbour Bridge, Key organisers of the campaign included Tia Taurere, Gareth Seymour and Teanau Tuiono.