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.
Sir Ron Carter, Engineer
I have always been intensely proud to be a New Zealander. The ability of our people to stand on their own two feet is demonstrated in every endeavour - professional, sporting, commerce, the lot. It is time we branded ourselves clearly as an independent nation. A new flag will symbolise this and one which illustrates our national symbol - the silver fern - seems most appropriate. I appreciate that many will be reluctant to change a flag which has served us well. However I am impressed by the clear identity which a new flag will express - Canada illustrates this well with the maple leaf on its 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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