New Zealand flag debate. Current flag. Silver fern flag of the 2015 referendum. Hundertwasser koru flag. Red Peak flag. Current flag and some alternatives. New Zealand has a history of debate about whether the national flag should be changed. For several decades, alternative designs have been proposed, with varying degrees of support. There is no consensus among proponents of changing the.
The flag debate. NZ's iconic flag moments From naval beginnings to a burning and a failed referendum, the NZ flag has seen a lot in its 150 years. Flying the flag for class warfare OPINION: What.
Opinion: The NZ Flag Debate. A bout three years ago, I came across a group on Facebook called “Change the New Zealand Flag”. This was the first I’d heard of the flag change movement, which has been going since at least the 1980s, if not earlier. Now, in 2015, the referendum will decide which of the Final Four should compete with the old flag, and hoo boy, has it been a wild ride. Not.The flag of New Zealand is a defaced Blue Ensign with the Union Flag in the canton, and four red stars with white borders to the right. The stars' pattern represents the asterism within the constellation of Crux, the Southern Cross. New Zealand's first flag, the flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand, was adopted in 1834, six years before New Zealand became a British colony following the.NZ flag vote to be held after election. 11 Mar, 2014 2:27pm. 17 minutes to read. Video will play in. Play now. Don't auto play. Never auto play. New Zealanders will vote on whether New Zealand.
Now that the flag debate has been brought back in the spotlight, questions have been raised whether Kiwis have changed their minds about which new flag design they would choose. Vote below.Read More
The Union Jack remained New Zealand's flag until the passing of the New Zealand Ensign Act instituted the current flag in 1902, yet was still used regularly in New Zealand well into the 1950s. Other New Zealand Flags The Silver Fern. The silver fern flag is often seen at sporting fixtures involving New Zealand teams or individuals. There are many variations, but it is typically the image of a.Read More
The Flag Debate. Posted on August 16, 2015 By Dr Muriel Newman. Last Thursday, the legislation clearing the way for the referenda on changing New Zealand’s flag was passed by Parliament. The government has adopted a non-partisan approach to the flag consideration project, by involving a cross-party committee of MPs, who helped refine Cabinet’s initial proposals for the new law. The New.Read More
As recently as 2016, the New Zealand Government held two referendums to see if the New Zealand public wanted to change the flag. After much debate, many hours of discussion in the news, in parliament and down at the pub, and however many tax-payer dollars were spent, Kiwis reached a unanimous decision. Similar to many decisions that involve the government’s tried and tested bureaucratic.Read More
Debate on keeping or changing the New Zealand Flag started before May 1973, when a remit to change the flag was voted down by the Labour Party at their national conference. In November 1979, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Allan Highet, suggested that the design of the flag should be changed, and sought an artist to design a new flag with a silver fern on the fly.Read More
Third, the argument that New Zealand's flag is similar to Australia's is a weak argument. There are many nations with similar flags: the Netherlands and Luxembourg; Cuba and Puerto Rico; Romania and Mali. Just because other people don't know or notice the difference is not our fault; that's their problem; and we shouldn't have to change our flag just to make it easier for other people. Both.Read More
Speech at Victoria University: New Zealand Flag Good morning. It’s good to be here in a place where ideas are encouraged and discussed, because that’s what I want to do today.Read More
NZ flag debate opens up. A Mount Maunganui artist is awaiting the chance to submit his suggestion for a new national flag, as the public engagement process over a possible New Zealand flag change.Read More
New Zealand is holding a referendum on whether their flag should be replaced. Check the designs for the new NZ flag and help Kiwis make up their minds! New Zealand flag referendum vote. New Zealand has made it to the news all over the world. Hey, and guess what, this time it is not about the All Blacks rugby team or The Lord of the Rings movies!Read More
FLAG DEBATE; CONTACT. Join my mailing list. Waitangi Day, our national day or flag it away? Having witnessed the monumental fails of other nations as they have moved from 'colonial oppression' to self determination it behooves us to work toward a strong and resilient structure based on the unity of our citizenry and the work we do to make the principals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.Read More