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.
Keith Quinn, Television Sports Broadcaster
I've long had a hankering that we kiwis should have a flag that looks uniquely our own. When you go to a Bledisloe Cup game and all the flags are waving in the crowd to me they all seem the same; they both have the Union Jack with the Southern Cross on a blue background.
Now I worry about New Zealand's brave 67 Engineers working in Iraq. Our people there are doing superb rebuilding and humanitarian work. Australia are playing much more of a fighting role. Won't our troops be put in harm's way more readily because the flags of the two countries look so much the same? Why should that be so? For that and any number of other reasons let's be different!
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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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