My first stop en route back to town, was to the Catholic part of the Akaroa cemetery. I had visited here once before, as one of my great-uncles married a woman who hailed from here, and I had previously found her parents' headstone. Her father was named François, so I have presumed he is quite possibly French.
In the centre of the Akaroa township, a different flag flies near the place where it is believed that the first French settlers came ashore. Here the French are celebrated.
(You can read more about the French colonists in Akaroa here.)