We’re down to four “finalists”. They all pretty much suck, and three of the four look like they were designed by committee.
Of course, we’ve seen them all before, and none are exactly new:
I’m favouring the black and white swirl, which has been dubbed #hynoflag by the wags on Twitter. It took a while, but it’s growing on me.
Maybe it just took a while before I learned to obey?
It’s been pointed out that three of the four also look like an amalgamation of the logos of the two major political parties of New Zealand, Labour and National.
Maybe that’s why the Flag Committee, primarily made up of members of the two, has selected three of the four designs…
Personally, I think there are better options available. Here are some of the flag designs that didn’t make the final cut:
Why ditch the original flag?
The current New Zealand flag is outdated and really doesn’t represent us well. For starters, we keep getting mistaken for Australia:
When Mother England was dealing out the flags, she didn’t really pay too much attention to such things as individuality and national identity. Besides, everyone knew that Australia and New Zealand were practically the same country anyway. So why not just give them the same flag? 😦
Of course, the whole thing is a distraction. As it’s been pointed out.
In the end, I think we should go with a flag that best represents the interests of our leaders: