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Foveaux  ·  2235 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's your choice for New Zealand's new flag?

I'm sad to say I don't really like any of the options. Whether we need a change or not aside, it would have been nice to have a bit more diversity with the finalists.

But I guess there is only so much that we can have on the flag that would be relevant.





rbike  ·  2235 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Why did they decide to make a change?

briandmyers  ·  2230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Union Jack in the corner of our current flag is a little too "colonial" for some people's tastes; also, the NZ flag and the Aussie flag are nearly identical at the moment.

There is a very active social media campaign for the "Red Peak" option to be included in the options; so far it looks like it won't happen, but I love this design :

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11508844

rbike  ·  2230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I do agree they are quite similar. Will have to look up the Red Peak version.

briandmyers  ·  2230 days ago  ·  link  ·  
rbike  ·  2230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like it! Why didnt they include that one?

briandmyers  ·  2199 days ago  ·  link  ·  
briandmyers  ·  2230 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It was in the top 40, but it didn't get a lot of attention until people started noticing the lack of variety in the final 4 (which some people have called "what colours do you want with your fern? Or would you rather go for the possum's bum?")