Change the NZ Flag
This is the site of the NZFlag.com Trust - a Trust established to promote
debate about New Zealand's national identity and, in particular, about
New Zealand's flag. We believe that the time has come for New Zealanders
to choose a flag which represents New Zealanders as we see ourselves today
- to respect and reflect our history as a nation, to represent us to others
as we would we would like them to see us and, importantly, to carry us
forward with our hopes and aspirations for New Zealand's future.
Julie Stout, Architect
Even as a child I always thought that the New Zealand flag we were supposed to be emotional about was a relic left over from a previous colonial era. We were way past that surely -someone had just forgotten to change it. Now 40 years on, it staggers me that this young independent Pacific nation still allows the Union Jack to dominate us.
I have since sailed many seas but never flew our country's flag out of embarrassment. That is a sad indictment.
We need to get our sense of our own identity back in our flag. And let's do it now. I certainly don't want to die under the present flag!
I strongly support the distinctive black and white silver fern flag, not as stylized as you have shown, but it is a good starting point to begin the debate.
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It's time to change our flag
This site is intended to stimulate debate about the New Zealand Flag. We
want all New Zealanders to ask whether the current flag represents our country
as we see ourselves today? Can we improve it? Does it portray the image
we want to give of New Zealand internationally? Most importantly, does it
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