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(BusinessWeek)   New Zealand's prime minister wants a new flag without Union Jack on it. "We want a design that says 'New Zealand' in the same way that the maple leaf says 'Canada'"   (businessweek.com) divider line 17
    More: Spiffy, New Zealand, early modern period, U.K.'s Union Jack, Southern Cross  
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2014-03-11 06:54:47 AM  
12 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

As a New Zealander I'm rather partial to this design. I wouldn't want a black flag. But changing the flag isn't a high priority for me. I don't really care if foreigners confuse our four red stars for Australia's six white ones.
2014-03-11 06:05:19 AM  
10 votes:

Paris1127: If he wants something floral, there's always the silver fern:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 639x480]

Or the koru, the unfurling young silver firn:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x426]

Or just change the colors on this flag:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 324x216]



This is the only realistic possibility (despite being difficult to draw), other than incorporating a specifically Maori design.

(Maori flag:)
www.tpk.govt.nz


So, I'd say something like this would be the best bet, but with black changed to blue:

starfern.co.nz
2014-03-11 12:00:53 AM  
9 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-03-11 02:18:36 AM  
5 votes:
Kick the queen off your money, if you want to impress me.

www.ik1pmr.com
2014-03-10 09:19:13 PM  
5 votes:
How is this not a Photoshop thread?!?! :D
2014-03-10 09:26:27 PM  
3 votes:
I have an idea:

www.blogography.com
2014-03-11 06:19:59 AM  
2 votes:

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Paris1127: If he wants something floral, there's always the silver fern:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 639x480]

Or the koru, the unfurling young silver firn:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x426]

Or just change the colors on this flag:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 324x216]


This is the only realistic possibility (despite being difficult to draw), other than incorporating a specifically Maori design.

(Maori flag:)
[www.tpk.govt.nz image 200x111]


So, I'd say something like this would be the best bet, but with black changed to blue:

[starfern.co.nz image 200x100]


That's not a bad idea at all... quick throw-together... (even though it's not exactly what you were talking about)
i.imgur.com
2014-03-11 05:48:01 AM  
2 votes:

TheGrayCat: Shouldn't they just put the One Ring or Peter Jackson's face on their flag?

/still want to go there and wander around Middle Earth


So this:

wallpaperswa.com

Or this:

www.bookdrum.com

\P. Jackson's face wouldn't make a good flag
2014-03-11 05:41:19 AM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-03-11 03:11:22 AM  
2 votes:

Triumph: unyon: She's the Queen of New Zealand.  Why kick her off?

So it's accepted in Quebec?




Nothing is accepted in Quebec. Not even real French language.
2014-03-11 09:39:18 AM  
1 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com

I don't know why the kiwi is weilding the Spear of Longinus, but it makes for an interesting flag.
2014-03-11 09:09:14 AM  
1 votes:
Azure, a wizard, staff raised, in dexter and a demon rampant in sinister, both gules fimbriated argent, surmounting a bridge of the second fimbriated of the third. In base a motto, "aut tu praeterieris".

/hope I got all that right
2014-03-11 08:17:16 AM  
1 votes:
Whatever the vote is, it will be a great opportunity to take your design of choice overseas and just tell everyone it was the new flag. No-one's gonna know.
2014-03-11 06:34:46 AM  
1 votes:

alsih2o: How is this not a Photoshop thread?!?! :D


Because f that, it should be an MS paint thread.
2014-03-11 06:30:24 AM  
1 votes:

emjoi: It's the Silver Fern, posted above, that is suggested.

If any NZers are here, what's the attitude towards the Silver Fern?
Is it seen as a novelty?
Does it have a political angle attached to it?

The main problem with the NZ flag is that it's the Australian flag, but a bit uglier.


It's a pretty common motif, nothing political to it as far as I can tell. The government uses it occasionally as a marketing icon. The problem is the All Blacks logo, which is nice, and they're crazy about rugby here, but I'm not sure they would take up a national flag seen as derivative of a team logo.

wakpaper.com
2014-03-11 06:02:53 AM  
1 votes:

Paris1127: If he wants something floral, there's always the silver fern:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 639x480]

Or the koru, the unfurling young silver firn:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x426]

Or just change the colors on this flag:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 324x216]


Or...
www.saidaonline.com
2014-03-11 05:26:57 AM  
1 votes:
Shouldn't they just put the One Ring or Peter Jackson's face on their flag?

/still want to go there and wander around Middle Earth
 
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