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.
Jon Toogood, Lead Singer, Shihad
When we are away from home, I do feel proud when I see the New Zealand flag and identify with it as a symbol of where I come from. Maybe this is because I spend so much time overseas missing being there. However, I also believe that the Commonwealth aspect of our current flag is out of date. New Zealand has very much its own culture and identity and I believe that this should be reflected on our national flag. Looking at the Canadian flag yesterday (the Maple leaf) and being here (in Canada) in autumn, it really does sum up the place. To me, the koru is an equivalent image for New Zealand. The punga is indicative of New Zealand and its landscape. It is also something that does not delineate between the different cultures and people that live in New Zealand as the landscape is something we all share and are all humbled by.
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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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