Sunday, August 9, 2015

NZ Flag Redesign Competition

Via the NZ Herald (more at the link)...
The 40 flags have been submitted by 30 designers.

Groups campaigning for a change have welcomed the release of the 40 potential flags. Lewis Holden of Change the New Zealand Flag noted that not one of the 40 featured a Union Jack.

The hard question would now be asked: "Should we have a silver fern or a koru? Should we keep the Southern Cross?"
(Ed. note via wiki: The koru (Māori for "loop"[1]) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace.[2] It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattoos. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.)
Koru Unfurling.JPG
"Koru Unfurling" by Jon Radoff - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

A group pushing for a silver fern flag said five silver fern designs had been short-listed.

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