Change the NZ Flag
This is the site of the NZFlag.com Trust - a Trust established to promote
debate about New Zealand's national identity and, in particular, about
New Zealand's flag. We believe that the time has come for New Zealanders
to choose a flag which represents New Zealanders as we see ourselves today
- to respect and reflect our history as a nation, to represent us to others
as we would we would like them to see us and, importantly, to carry us
forward with our hopes and aspirations for New Zealand's future.
Roger Hall, QSO, CNZM, Playwright
What is the point of having a flag so similar to Australia's that many people can't tell them apart? A few years ago, my wife and I were on a guided bus tour in Berlin, and there were a lot of flags hanging to commemorate a state visit. Our guide said, "I think they are New Zealand flags". I said I couldn't tell. He was flabbergasted: "Not recognise your own flag!!!" Because it was a windless day, the flags were furled and I couldn't count the stars to tell whether it was ours or the Australians', and I felt very embarrassed. We need something distinctive and as emblematic as the Canadians' flag.
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It's time to change our flag
This site is intended to stimulate debate about the New Zealand Flag. We
want all New Zealanders to ask whether the current flag represents our country
as we see ourselves today? Can we improve it? Does it portray the image
we want to give of New Zealand internationally? Most importantly, does it
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