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New Zealand's new flag might be Silver Fern (Red, White, and Blue)

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winjet81

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#3 is dumb.

Looks like something from Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

XOMTOR

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ugh I don't like the black and white ones at all

I want our flag to have more colour than that

pretty disappointed how most of the shortlist is so similar to each other really, the long list a few weeks ago had some nice ones

Right now flat and minimalist are trendy so everyone is gonna
think they
love the B&W ones. Both of them are terrible for a flag and will look outdated in a few short years.
 

Dennis

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I can't help but feel New Zealand is blowing a great chance to be the first nation with a dinosaur on its flag.
 

Mivey

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At a distance 1 becomes:



Ain't no flags in the world in just black and white except like



The best is #4.

Is that really that bad to associate indirectly with radical muslim organisations?
NZ isn't gonna live off LOR tourists forever, you have to expand to reach out to new groups.
 

TipsyArchmage

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I like 4. The "swirl" just looks like a yogurt company logo...

Can I ask why New Zealand fancy changing their flag? Just curious.

Well for me

1) I think the current one is too similar to Australia's flag and I'd quite like something that stands out from that.

2) Having the Union Jack on our flag is fine but I don't think it really represents our country very well anymore.

3) And I'd just like something a bit more visually interesting
 

Hackworth

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I like 4. The "swirl" just looks like a yogurt company logo...

Can I ask why New Zealand fancy changing their flag? Just curious.
Collectively we don't.

The current Prime Minister wants to build a legacy that isn't economic mismanagement, lies, and selling our law enforcement data to the USA while trying to rush in law changes no-one asked for (like the TPPA and the anti-filesharing bills pushed by US copyright holders), so he's been pushing the flag change to try and unite the country around something and/or fill the media with dreck.

Aside from getting mad that he's spent a few million on this, almost no-one gives even the slightest iota of a fuck.

The old flag isn't perfect but it works, and it'll continue to work until we break from the UK and form a republic.
 

SchrodingerC

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I like the 1st flag the best because of a good balance between black and white. Let New Zealand have a new identity.
 

CelticKnight

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Thanks for the replies. it just came as a surpise as this was the first I'd heard of it. Hope it all works out for you in the end, and you don't end up with something that resembles a corporate logo.

I like New Zealand, it's like the thinking man's Australia... would love to visit their one day. Maybe go during a Lions tour in the future when I'm rich.
 

valeo

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Wonder how much adidas is paying the NZ government to change it to a silver fern in line with the All Blacks emblem?

Such a load of crap. The only decent one is #2, though I'd prefer a koru on there instead of a silverfern.
 

Mindwipe

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It'll end up being two or four, since all I hear from people in NZ is how nobody wants to actually do this except the PM, so they'll vote for the one most similar to the current flag.
 

Jinkies

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These are all bizarrely unstately. The exception being #2, which looks like a Pepsi ad of some kind, and so is perfect with NZ being an off-brand Australia.
 

Dead Man

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I liked the blue red and white fern until someone said it looked like a North American sport league logo :( Now I can't unsee it. 1 is the best of those, but the black and red fern flag was awesome.
 

TipsyArchmage

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Why so much hostility?

Because this stupid process is costing us 26 million dollars? And while I want a new flag that's a dumb amount of money for something that in all likelyhood won't change the flag because these 4 new designs are all worse than what we've got
 

totowhoa

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While most of the designs are ok, the second looks like a great legit flag.

Red white and blue baby
 

Komo

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As long as there's no Union Jack in the new flag, I'm happy.

Hoping that it would push Australia to do the same thing
 

GustyGardens

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I quite like the second option. It's most likely to win, I think. It's a new design, yes, but it also pays tribute to the heritage of the country by keeping the colors and star design.

It also reminds me of the Shorty's logo, but that's neither here nor there.
 
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