Flag of the Chatham Islands

Unofficial flag of the Chatham Islands

The unofficial flag of the Chatham Islands (Wharekauri in Maori; Rekohu in the indigenous Moriori language) is a blue field with a map of the island in the centre, the Te Whanga Lagoon depicted in white.[1] Behind this device map is a depiction of the rising sun, an allusion to its local name Rekohu, meaning 'rising sun'.


The flag was designed by Logan Alderson, a former New Zealand police officer.[2]

At the 2005 opening of a new marae on the islands (which included a rare visit by the Prime Minister), the Chathams flag was clearly seen flying from a flagpole over the marae.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Pirika, Sharon; Taonga, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu. "Kopinga marae opening". teara.govt.nz. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  2. ^ https://nava.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NAVANews_1995_v28no3.pdf