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The New Zealand Flag Notice 1986 has now been updated by the New Zealand Flag Notice 2024, which came into force on 1 March 2024 and is published on the New Zealand Gazette website. The Notice lists the updated days of national commemoration, including the King’s birthday and His Majesty’s Coronation Day, on which the New Zealand Flag must be flown at full mast on government buildings.

New Zealand Flag Notice 2024 (NZ Gazette)

The New Zealand flag can be flown any day of the year, especially on days of national commemoration like Anzac Day and other important occasions.  Government buildings are required to fly the New Zealand flag and follow flag protocols including half-masting directives.  While local government, schools, private entities and private individuals are welcome to fly the New Zealand flag and follow half-masting directives when issued by Manatū Taonga, they are not required to do so.

Further guidance on flag protocols and the updated days of national commemoration is available on the Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage website.  Any questions regarding flag protocols can be emailed to [email protected].

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