Flag of the day

The Flag Consideration Panel is inviting people to upload designs for a new flag.

There are more than 2000 in the gallery already.

John Roughan says there is no point talking about changing the flag until we find one that says, yes, this is us, now:

After all the scoffing at the exercise I scrolled through the public offerings on the project’s website this week not expecting to find anything that hit the spot. But this one did.

The more I looked at it the more I liked it.

It’s beautiful. It is elegant and dignified as a national flag needs to be. At the same time it is fresh, lively, distinctive and stylish. In its shapes and colours it has the look and feel of New Zealand.

It is the work of an Aucklander, Blair Chant, who took his inspiration from the Tino Rangatiratanga flag, retaining the Maori curves of the koru and changed the colours. He says the deep green represents land and our environment, the blue, the oceans around us, while the koru, “transforms the ocean into a crashing wave, the green into a safe harbour.” . .


The Long White Cloud flag proposal, designed by Blair Chant.


3 Responses to Flag of the day

  1. JC says:



  2. homepaddock says:

    The cut and paste truncated it, the original looks better.

  3. Will says:

    My youngest daughter, steeped in progressive education, informs me that’s the Te Reo flag with slightly different colours. Frenzied googling would appear to confirm this. What a rip-off.

    Oh, and yeah…”Yuck.”

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