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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'"   ( ) divider line 27
    More: Spiffy, New Zealand, early modern period, U.K.'s Union Jack, Southern Cross  
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2014-03-10 09:26:27 PM  
24 votes:
I have an idea:
2014-03-11 06:20:54 AM  
6 votes:
2014-03-11 12:00:53 AM  
5 votes:
2014-03-11 05:41:19 AM  
4 votes:
2014-03-11 03:11:22 AM  
4 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.
2014-03-10 10:36:48 PM  
4 votes:
So, two maple leaves?
2014-03-11 11:49:48 AM  
3 votes:
2014-03-11 12:01:14 AM  
3 votes:

grokca: TuteTibiImperes: I have an idea:

Nailed it.

Curious choice of words, considering the image. Or is that the proposed national motto?
New Zealand: nailed it!
2014-03-10 11:52:56 PM  
3 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: I have an idea:

[ image 319x243]

If you don't want to go with a crude cartoon, go here:
2014-03-11 01:09:55 PM  
2 votes:
2014-03-11 09:15:01 AM  
2 votes:
Do they have oil?  We could make this one work:
2014-03-11 06:14:13 AM  
2 votes:
How's about a hobbit riding a sheep while eating a kiwi*?

/*could be either the fruit or the bird
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:

Or this:

\P. Jackson's face wouldn't make a good flag
2014-03-11 04:34:27 AM  
2 votes:

Triumph: Kick the queen off your money, if you want to impress me.

[ image 850x412]

Or at least use a portrait of her that doesn't look like the combination of a hillbilly and this:
2014-03-11 02:18:36 AM  
2 votes:
Kick the queen off your money, if you want to impress me.
2014-03-11 05:44:54 PM  
1 vote:

ReverendJynxed: ReverendJynxed: give me doughnuts: [ image 400x200]

I don't know why the kiwi is weilding the Spear of Longinus, but it makes for an interesting flag.


Specifically wielding a taiaha.

He's preparing to unclog a sheep.
2014-03-11 09:39:18 AM  
1 vote:

I don't know why the kiwi is weilding the Spear of Longinus, but it makes for an interesting flag.
2014-03-11 09:35:50 AM  
1 vote:
2014-03-11 08:56:52 AM  
1 vote:
2014-03-11 08:17:16 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:20:24 AM  
1 vote:

violentsalvation: I think I'd like to see New Zealand at some point in my life.

You know you can walk there from Old Zealand.
2014-03-11 06:59:19 AM  
1 vote:
"We're just less fat Australians."

Bam, new logo.
2014-03-11 06:54:12 AM  
1 vote:

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

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

That makes it pretty damned ugly.

Farking go for it Kiwis, the sooner you do it, the sooner Aussies do it. Unfortunately with the cockhead running our country at the moment, I don't see it happening as quick.
2014-03-11 06:24:08 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah, I don't see it being a Maori flag. Incorporating a fern would be seem obvious, but the All Blacks have kind of ruined that design.

Parliament's about a 5 minute walk from my house, it would be kind of fun and strange to go to a flag-changing ceremony.
2014-03-11 06:19:59 AM  
1 vote:

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

Or the koru, the unfurling young silver firn:
[ image 640x426]

Or just change the colors on this flag:
[ image 324x216]

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

(Maori flag:)
[ image 200x111]

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

[ image 200x100]

That's not a bad idea at all... quick throw-together... (even though it's not exactly what you were talking about)
2014-03-11 05:54:38 AM  
1 vote:
My MS paint entry for their new flag:
2014-03-11 02:41:05 AM  
1 vote:

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

So it's accepted in Quebec?
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