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Waikato region (New Zealand)

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[Flag] image by Olivier Touzeau, 4 January 2023
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Regional council

Waikato Regional Council governs the region covering the Waikato District, Waipa District, Matamata-Piako District, South Waikato District and Hamilton City, as well as Hauraki, Coromandel Peninsula, the northern King Country, much of the Taupō District, and parts of Rotorua District.
The name for the region is taken from the Waikato River; waikato is a Māori word traditionally translated as "flowing water". There 514,000 inhabitants on 23,901 km˛.

The flag of the Waikato Regional council is bluish-green with the logo in white:
Olivier Touzeau, 4 January 2023

Waikato District council

[Flag] image by Olivier Touzeau, 4 January 2023

Waikato District is a territorial authority in New Zealand, in the northern part of Waikato region, North Island. The headquarters of the Waikato District Council are located in Ngāruawāhia.

The district is centred to the north and west of the city of Hamilton, and takes in much of the northern Waikato Plains and also the Hakarimata Range. The north of the district contains swampy floodplain of the Waikato River and several small lakes, of which the largest is Lake Waikare.

The flag is white with the logo.

Current version:, picture taken in 2020, logo with māori translation.
Olivier Touzeau, 4 January 2023

[Flag] image by Olivier Touzeau, 4 January 2023

Former version:, picture taken in 2013, logo without the māori translation.
Olivier Touzeau, 4 January 2023


[ Cambridge town flag ] image located by Vanja Poposki, 26 July 2012

Cambridge is a town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island, located 20 kilometres southeast of the city of Hamilton. One of the region's largest centres, it has a population of around 15,000. The town is best-known in New Zealand as the centre of the country's thoroughbred horse racing, with many of the country's top stud farms located nearby.
James Dignan, 27 July 2012

Rugby fan flag

[ Waikato sport fan flag ]
image by António Martins

The usual sport’s fans flags are in horizontal stripes of red, yellow, black.
James Dignan, 29 March 1999

Yellow, Red, Black are the colours that are used in regional sports uniforms, particularly those of rugby.
Robbie Ellis, 10 March 1999

There are, however, no standardised designs for provincial flags.
James Dignan, 12 September 1996