Sir Richard Hadlee, KBE, MBE, International Cricket All Rounder
The time is right for New Zealand to make changes to our flag. There has been a lot of talk and much debate but there needs to be decisive action to do something that clearly identifies New Zealanders from other people around the world. Too many people confuse our flag with the Australian one and it also becomes embarrassing when New Zealanders cannot tell the difference either. Clearly the silver fern and the kiwi makes us different. I would be happy to see a flag that incorporates those two emblems along with the stars and something British that signifies our past.