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.
C.K. Stead, Author
I am keen that we retain our historical connections with what used to be the Mother Country; but it's important that it should be on a basis of equality. For that reason I think we need our own symbols of identity, without colonial overtones. As long as there is a feeling that we are in any sense the subaltern partner, there is bound to be resistance to the connection, and a failure to make the most of it.
With MMP, we altered the Parliamentary system we acquired from the UK. Recently we ended our use of the Privy Council as a final court of appeal in matters of New Zealand law. In line with these developments I think a new flag would be a logical and important next step.
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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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