NZEDGE.COM EDITORIAL (new): 8 Reasons Why I Voted for the New New Zealand Flag

In 2004 I wrote ‘Eight Reasons to Change the Flag’ for Lloyd Morrison’s new flag campaign. Here’s my 2016 update:

– The old flag is a relic, like this once mighty VE Valiant, pictured on Saturday

– There are only a dozen old flags flying in NZ at any one moment ie we don’t fly it much

–When the opportunity comes to make a once-in-50 year change, take it

– The new flag is more than ok and I am sure we will all come to love it

– It’s not the Maple Leaf but then Canada is even more self-effacing than NZ

– There are about 10 great flags in the world, and the new flag will make a top 20

– The new flag will get meaning through performance. When a victorious Olympian wears the new flag, we’ll say “aok”

– The Sydney Opera House came from a design competition. Everyone had the opportunity to win here.


Article Source: Brian Sweeney, Producer NZEDGE.COM


Tags: New Zealand flag  NZ flag  

  • Cheryl parry-Anderson - 3:03 am on March 20th, 2016
    Love it awesome change I'm a kiwi living in Canada
  • Joseph Farrell - 12:19 pm on March 18th, 2016
    Okay so I was against changing the flag....but having read your editorial, I have plenty of food for thought.
  • Brendon Wright - 1:02 pm on March 17th, 2016
    Whatever the outcome, the referendum worked well. Perhaps the government should now trust us, the members of the jury, with a few of the more important issues of running our country.
  • Brendon Wright - 12:57 pm on March 17th, 2016
    Haha, only a dozen??
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