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  Reply # 1311055 25-May-2015 08:37
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Aredwood: Since it is now a bit bland. I think adding the southern cross to reflect that we are in the southern hemisphere. And something to reflect our history and British roots. Like the union jack.



Wait a minute. .......


What about reflecting the indigenous roots?


Indigenous????




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  Reply # 1311369 25-May-2015 15:06
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MikeB4:
Aredwood: Since it is now a bit bland. I think adding the southern cross to reflect that we are in the southern hemisphere. And something to reflect our history and British roots. Like the union jack.



Wait a minute. .......


What about reflecting the indigenous roots?


Indigenous????


Meaning;

 

a. Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.

 

b. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.




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  Reply # 1311386 25-May-2015 15:47
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MikeB4:
old3eyes:
MikeB4:
Aredwood: Since it is now a bit bland. I think adding the southern cross to reflect that we are in the southern hemisphere. And something to reflect our history and British roots. Like the union jack.



Wait a minute. .......


What about reflecting the indigenous roots?


Indigenous????


Meaning; a. Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place. b. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.


You mean like a kiwi then?


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  Reply # 1311391 25-May-2015 15:59
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MikeB4:
old3eyes:
MikeB4:
Aredwood: Since it is now a bit bland. I think adding the southern cross to reflect that we are in the southern hemisphere. And something to reflect our history and British roots. Like the union jack.



Wait a minute. .......


What about reflecting the indigenous roots?


Indigenous????


Meaning; a. Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place. b. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.


You mean like a kiwi then?



Kiwi, Koru, Tiki, Silver Fern,




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  Reply # 1311397 25-May-2015 16:10
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The Kiwi and Silver Fern, yes.

But not the Tiki, by the definition of indigenous given earlier. Possibly the Koru, as a stylised depiction of a (presumably indigenous) fern frond.


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  Reply # 1311426 25-May-2015 16:49
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SJB: This is John Keys preferred option

Image result for picture of a flag with a key


That's not too bad - although the feather can go.


.... and the Southern Cross.




Looks too much like Heli Line's branding now...





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  Reply # 1311427 25-May-2015 16:50
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Aredwood: Since it is now a bit bland. I think adding the southern cross to reflect that we are in the southern hemisphere. And something to reflect our history and British roots. Like the union jack.



Wait a minute. .......


What about reflecting the indigenous roots?


Moa bones? Haast's Eagle skull?





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  Reply # 1313268 28-May-2015 09:21
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Geektastic: Moa bones? Haast's Eagle skull?

There's an idea... Start with that iconic black flag with the silver fern on it, then take the fern off, and add the skull and a couple of moa bones. Perhaps cross the bones over each other, for effect.

At the very least, it would look good on our next America's Cup yacht.

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  Reply # 1314960 31-May-2015 09:56
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No to change leave it as is.  This country has better things to do than decide on another flag that tries to meet everyone's needs, as it wont.

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  Reply # 1315058 31-May-2015 11:54
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Lets just change the shape. Only 2 countries have square flags. Let us be a third.





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  Reply # 1315060 31-May-2015 11:57
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Geektastic: Lets just change the shape. Only 2 countries have square flags. Let us be a third.

Or something really different like Nepal's or Ohio's!

Edit: Or Oregon, where the back image is different, instead of just being a mirror of the front.

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  Reply # 1315079 31-May-2015 13:11
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I have thought long and hard about this and there is only one design that can truly represent.







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  Reply # 1316095 2-Jun-2015 12:16
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Silver fern and southern cross are symbols I associate with NZ.  I don't care if the rest of the world associates them with NZ or not.  If the flag is unique it will achieve its purpose.

I like the idea of black or dark blue background. I'm not worried about IS associations with black. IS probably won't exist in a few years.

I personally don't like the koru aesthetically.  It has never looked right to me, it looks disproportionate. 

If we think the jack doesn't represent the diversity of our society, then the same concern would apply to the koru.  To me the fern and the southern cross are more widely representative.





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  Reply # 1316488 2-Jun-2015 22:30

No. We'd only really need a new flag to tell our armies apart if we invaded Aussie. And I don't think that would be a good idea in the first place.

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  Reply # 1448892 11-Dec-2015 21:10
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Well the winner has been announced. It's the only option worth considering replacing our existing option with. I am a little torn. I like the new flag design a lot, but it's still replacing something that I've known for 38 years. 

I think I'll still vote to change.


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