6 Feb 2016

Too windy for Tino Rangatiratanga flag to be raised

11:45 am on 6 February 2016

High winds have stopped the Tino Rangatiratanga flag being raised on Auckland Harbour Bridge this morning.

The Transport Agency says a team has been on standby to raise the flag since dawn but the wind is too strong and all the flags have been removed.

The Tino Rangatiratanga flag or national Maori flag is raised on the bridge only on Waitangi Day.

The agency says it will try again at lunch time.