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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.

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Te Awanui Reeder, Nesian Mystik/ Presenter (Maori TV)
I have grown up seeing the New Zealand flag but I never really connected with it and still don't.The reason being that the Union Jack represents colonisation. Secondly, it looks like the Australian flag (why?), all of our national uniforms are black or white and it doesn't represent our country, Aotearoa, otherwise known as New Zealand. Hey, I really like the colours Red, White and Black. Wait a minute! What about the Tino Rangatiratanga flag? Something to think about anyway? Change it! Mauri ora!

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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 inspire us?

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