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.
Garry Moore, Former Mayor of Christchurch
Defining New Zealand's sense of identity is crucial to the way we are viewed by other nations. Our emblems help represent that identity, Canada has the maple leaf, England the Union Jack and New Zealand has the silver fern. Our sports people wear the silver fern with pride and returned service people have a silver fern lapel pin to show they have served their country. It is time that we had a flag that reflected the sense of identity that New Zealanders receive when wearing the silver fern. The fern would represent us as a free and peace loving nation that takes pride in its unique place in the world.
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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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