22 Oct 2009

New Tokelau flag raised in New Zealand

6:23 pm on 22 October 2009

The new flag of Tokelau has been raised at the New Zealand parliament for the first time.

The flag, depicting a stylised Tokelauan canoe and the Southern Cross, had been presented to Tokelau's leaders by the Governor General last month.

New Zealand parliamentarians and members of Tokelau communities marked today's event .