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  # 1310640 24-May-2015 00:16
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I am for changing it, simply because it doesn't really reflect who the country is now. Other countries have changed their. But I would like to see some things retained for historical reasons, and I am all for keeping the design simple. eg stripes of colours (blue, white, maybe green or black) and maybe a smaller southern cross, being of the most southern countries in the world, and though our clean and green skys, we can actually see it in the nights sky.

 

But I think too many people are confusing the flag, with our national emblem, and they don't have to be the same.

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  # 1310662 24-May-2015 07:13
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Geektastic:
SJB:
tdgeek:
SJB: Most of the world don't know what a kiwi looks like. The majority would think we had a chicken on our flag.

As for the fern they grow all over the world so can hardly be claimed as a national icon. It's just a sports marketing tool.

If the flag is to be changed, which I don't think the cost justifies, go for an abstract design.

It should wait until we become a republic.


Sorry, cannot agree. Re the kiwi. Watch any sporting event which rarely has NZ ers and we get called kiwis. In the U.S. A kiwi fruit is called a kiwi.


Someone who calls you a kiwi because you come from NZ would not necessarily recognise a bird on a flag as a kiwi. They are 2 different things.



Especially a small, dull brown bird that almost no one ever sees for real except in a zoo and which is doing it's best to go extinct...probably not the best thing. It's not quite as inspiring as, say, a lion or a bear is it?


Well its good enough to a long running F1 team and leading Supercar manufacturer to have it as their logo.
Most 'New Zealander's' like it and relate to it.




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  # 1310671 24-May-2015 08:57
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MikeB4:
Geektastic:
SJB:
tdgeek:
SJB: Most of the world don't know what a kiwi looks like. The majority would think we had a chicken on our flag.

As for the fern they grow all over the world so can hardly be claimed as a national icon. It's just a sports marketing tool.

If the flag is to be changed, which I don't think the cost justifies, go for an abstract design.

It should wait until we become a republic.


Sorry, cannot agree. Re the kiwi. Watch any sporting event which rarely has NZ ers and we get called kiwis. In the U.S. A kiwi fruit is called a kiwi.


Someone who calls you a kiwi because you come from NZ would not necessarily recognise a bird on a flag as a kiwi. They are 2 different things.



Especially a small, dull brown bird that almost no one ever sees for real except in a zoo and which is doing it's best to go extinct...probably not the best thing. It's not quite as inspiring as, say, a lion or a bear is it?


Well its good enough to a long running F1 team and leading Supercar manufacturer to have it as their logo.
Most 'New Zealander's' like it and relate to it.


I actually prefer the kea. More attitude.

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  # 1310747 24-May-2015 12:00
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For those that want to change it because it looks like the Australian flag, are you aware that the New Zealand flag was created long before the Australian.

I Wouldn't put a kiwi on the flag just in case research comes out to say that the bird originated from Australia, and also in case the bird becomes extinct.

If you want a flag that represents nz right now then INomNmI flag is spot on. It actually made me Laugh Out Loud

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  # 1310784 24-May-2015 13:52
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turnin:
found on twitter
.Vote for my NZ flag design, showing Lorde with silver ferns for eyes, rugby ball for a mouth, wearing a Bain sweater

ill be voting to keep the original.


Looks like something from the Zombie Apocalypse..!





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  # 1310785 24-May-2015 13:55
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This one...






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  # 1310790 24-May-2015 14:22
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This is John Keys preferred option

Image result for picture of a flag with a key

 
 
 
 


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  # 1310863 24-May-2015 17:35
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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.





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  # 1310906 24-May-2015 18:52
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Geektastic:
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.




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  # 1311001 24-May-2015 22:21
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Sideface:
Geektastic:
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.



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  # 1311003 24-May-2015 22:48

Now it looks like the Pepsi cola logo. And surely John Key wouldn't want any red on the flag as that is the Labour party colour.





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  # 1311011 24-May-2015 23:44
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Aredwood: Now it looks like the Pepsi cola logo. And surely John Key wouldn't want any red on the flag as that is the Labour party colour.



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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. .......





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  # 1311033 25-May-2015 06:40
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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?




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  # 1311049 25-May-2015 08:15
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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?



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