changing a national flag - Page 3




View Poll Results :CHANGE THE FLAG?
CHANGE! 6 50.00%
STATUS QUO 6 50.00%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
January 31st, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Oh, I like that "tino rangatirotanga" flag, that is unique yet still very classy.
January 31st, 2005  
CDTGaticaW201
 
I'm liking the last two you posted up...I like the "tino rangatirotanga" a tad more though.
January 31st, 2005  
Vitaly
 
I myself like the black and white flag most.
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Boots
January 31st, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
yeah....the tino rangatirotanga flag is favourite (if no other issues were attatched to it)

it's striking and instantly identifiable. but we had enough trouble debating possible maori ownership of our whole coastline, seabed & foreshore. i think adopting their flag would be "the line" for some people
February 1st, 2005  
Trevor
 
The first one looks ultra modern haha.
February 1st, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Lol I just can't seem to find myself liking the red and black for some reason lol. Just doesn't seem to fit.
February 1st, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EagleStrike
Lol I just can't seem to find myself liking the red and black for some reason lol. Just doesn't seem to fit.
maybe this one is to your taste then?


'Frederick' Hundertwasser (1928-2000), born in Austria, an internationally renowned artist, architect and environmentalist, travelled to New Zealand in 1973 for an exhibition of his paintings. .... In 1983 he gifted 'The Koru Flag' to New Zealand in appreciation of becoming a New Zealand citizen.

We like the clean design, with the green koru, in a deep leafy green, lighter than the richer green often used in flags, its curling movement and strong links with New Zealand's heritage and mythology.

~and the movement has been acknowlaged by our PM

Prime Minister Helen Clark has given her strongest indication she supports changing the flag.


In her annual statement to Parliament, she acknowledged growing calls for constitutional reform and a new flag, and said Kiwis should "celebrate the fact that our nation is now mature enough to embark on these debates".

She stopped short of endorsing change, but her comments were more supportive than in the past.

Miss Clark is apparently reluctant to take a position while the possibility of a referendum exists. She is also wary of endorsing a new flag because returned soldiers who fought overseas under the existing one are still alive.

A group seeking a new flag has launched a petition for a non-binding referendum on the issue.

The bulk of Miss Clark's speech spelt out Labour's priorities, such as boosting household savings and more childcare.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3174287a10,00.html