FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-MAST
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
August 10, 2012
NZ FLAG TO FLY AT HALF-MAST
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage advises that the New Zealand flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings tomorrow, Saturday, August 11, to mark the funerals of Lance Corporal Pralli Durrer and Lance Corporal Rory Malone of the New Zealand Defence Force, killed in Afghanistan.
This applies to all Government departments and Government buildings which have flag poles.
For buildings not staffed in the weekends, the half-masting instruction can be in place from tonight to first thing on Monday, August 13.
The flag must be lowered to a position recognisably “half-mast” to avoid the appearance of a flag which has accidentally fallen away from the top of the flagpole. As a guide, the flag should be more than its own depth from the top of the flagpole. At the end of the day, the flag should be raised again to the top of the flagpole before being fully lowered.
For more information about half-masting the flag, visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/nz-identity-heritage/flags/half-masting-new-zealand-flag