• New Zealand reveals the new flag design that they will vote on in March
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They had a referendum to pick which new design is the best and they went with this one: [img]http://imgkk.com/i/i4b4.png[/img] [img]http://imgkk.com/i/f0ht.png[/img] So there will now be a second referendum to decide whether to go with this one or stick with good ol fashioned: [t]http://imgkk.com/i/c9ae.png[/t] [url=http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/dec/11/new-zealand-flag-referendum-first-results-live]Guardian source[/url]
Hopefully for both Australia's and New Zealand's sake they choose this one. Then Australia can think more about honouring the original inhabitants of the continent (at least, more than we already do.)
I'm torn between the BWB being voted on and the RWB that was eliminated. Either way regardless of color choice it's a pretty good design.
Kind of dumb that the choices were fern, fern, fern....triangle Are ferns that representative of new zealanders
That flag is terrible. I hope they don't change it.
[img]http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/83021000/jpg/_83021896_tepepedavidastilwaikato.jpg[/img] you could have had it all NZ, you could have had it all...
Am I the only one who thinks that by having two referendums they're rigging the result in favour of changing their flag? If they make people choose a new flag before choosing to get rid of the old one then, they've automatically had more time to think about changing the flag. If they're interested in fairness, they should ask whether people want to change the flag first.
[QUOTE=FlandersNed;49292360]Hopefully for both Australia's and New Zealand's sake they choose this one. Then Australia can think more about [b]honouring the original inhabitants of the continent[/b] (at least, more than we already do.)[/QUOTE] Really doubt that would ever happen. Our flag is a bit less shit than the current Kiwi one and there's no way it would lose a referendum to an Aboriginal oriented flag. Even in the Kiwi voting here, the more Maori Koru and Red Peak were easily beaten out by the anglicised unfolded silver fern. [editline]11th December 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=The mouse;49292416]Am I the only one who thinks that by having two referendums they're rigging the result in favour of changing their flag? If they make people choose a new flag before choosing to get rid of the old one then, they've automatically had more time to think about changing the flag. If they're interested in fairness, they should ask whether people want to change the flag first.[/QUOTE] The answer will almost always be "Depends if the new one is shit or not". This way they can get a few shortlisted, get the best possible alternative flag out there, and then let people make an informed decision on if it is shit. Your way seems far more rigged against changing the flag.
[QUOTE=The mouse;49292416]Am I the only one who thinks that by having two referendums they're rigging the result in favour of changing their flag? If they make people choose a new flag before choosing to get rid of the old one then, they've automatically had more time to think about changing the flag. If they're interested in fairness, they should ask whether people want to change the flag first.[/QUOTE] No. If they did that first, then the 5 selected might make a lot of voters think "these are all bad, I changed my mind" [editline]11th December 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=Sableye;49292392]Kind of dumb that the choices were fern, fern, fern....triangle Are ferns that representative of new zealanders[/QUOTE] It's the only national symbol I can list off the top of my head, in fact. New Zealand doesn't have much history, so things that are representative of New Zealand and New Zealand alone are in rather short supply.
[QUOTE=Samiam22;49292467]No. If they did that first, then the 5 selected might make a lot of voters think "these are all bad, I changed my mind" [editline]11th December 2015[/editline] It's the only national symbol I can list off the top of my head, in fact. New Zealand doesn't have much history, so things that are representative of New Zealand and New Zealand alone are in rather short supply.[/QUOTE] The flag should just be a silhouette of Gandalf smoking a pipe.
50.53% 49.47% That has to be within a margin of error, I mean even with the preferential system, that is so bloody close. I disagree with the above and think that this is the better of the two, the red is too aggressive, but I would be okay with either as they are both well designed.
[QUOTE=Sableye;49292392]Kind of dumb that the choices were fern, fern, fern....triangle Are ferns that representative of new zealanders[/QUOTE] I recognise the silver fern on a black background flag way more with nz than their official flag.
[QUOTE=FlandersNed;49292360]Hopefully for both Australia's and New Zealand's sake they choose this one. Then Australia can think more about honouring the original inhabitants of the continent (at least, more than we already do.)[/QUOTE] No thanks, we've done enough apologising for the sins of out ancestors as it is.
Finally, I will be able to tell the difference with the flag dog without needing to press my eyeballs against the screen
Noooo, why did they pick the worse version of the a really good design???
[QUOTE=~Kiwi~v2;49292953]question is will robotboy update it?[/QUOTE] easy [t]https://jii.moe/EJnYncXHg.png[/t] [editline]11th December 2015[/editline] old version but hey
[QUOTE=hypno-toad;49292935]Finally, I will be able to tell the difference with the flag dog without needing to press my eyeballs against the screen[/QUOTE] I didn't even know there was a New Zealand flagdog until reading this post
[QUOTE=~Kiwi~v2;49292969]i can see that looking pretty nicely[/QUOTE] [img]https://jii.moe/4JEyRqXre.png[/img] V2 [url]https://jii.moe/4JEyRqXre.png[/url] [url]http://a.pomf.cat/yncvlw.psd[/url]
Goddamnit I was hoping Red Peak (the triangle option) would win.
I like the old one, but the fern is nice. It keeps the southern cross anyway so that's good.
[QUOTE=Scratch.;49292970][img]https://jii.moe/4JEyRqXre.png[/img] V2 [url]https://jii.moe/4JEyRqXre.png[/url] [url]http://a.pomf.cat/yncvlw.psd[/url][/QUOTE] That looks mint!
I like it!
Eh, it's better than the old flag at least. That union jack is UUUUUUUGLY!
it is good
Looks far better than the current one. The removal of the Union Jack for non-territorial countries is a fantastic move, in my opinion. That flag is not only recognizable but unique, and serves as "we are New Zealand, not some dominion"
[QUOTE=thelurker1234;49293462]Eh, it's better than the old flag at least. That union jack is UUUUUUUGLY![/QUOTE] you fucking what m80 reveal your flagdog so that i can pelt your shitty flag, whatever it is, from on high with dung
[QUOTE=Cloak Raider;49293607]you fucking what m80 reveal your flagdog so that i can pelt your shitty flag, whatever it is, from on high with dung[/QUOTE] your flag is just a cropped australian flag though
[QUOTE=Zezibesh;49293644]your flag is just a cropped australian flag though[/QUOTE] your country is just a cropped russia mate i could accidentally make your flag by spilling blue paint, fight me
I liked the Koru one honestly.
[QUOTE=Pilotguy97;49293004]Goddamnit I was hoping Red Peak (the triangle option) would win.[/QUOTE] Why would you want your flag to be the fucking Adobe logo?
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