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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.

Why Change?

Trevor Grice, MNZM, Founder / Director Life Education Trust
My name is Trevor Grice. I am 72 years old. In helping to establish the Life Education Trust, I have traveled to schools in every corner of New Zealand. One current theme I have observed is there is an issue with identity. For instance Berhampore Primary school in Wellington has 19 different cultures, as have many other schools. Our present flag does not mean anything to most of these children, they have no connection with it at all.

I fully support the review of the present flag, and I congratulate Lloyd Morrison for his wonderful initiative, and timely insight and foresight, in this vital issue of our National identity.

Personally I support the move wholeheartedly. I also feel that those who in the past have given their lives for the present flag could be acknowledged in any new design.

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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 inspire us?

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