Friday, August 14, 2015

New Zealand Flag Consideration Debate

Lately, as you may or may not know there has been an on going nation- wide discussion in New Zealand about the New Zealand Flag Consideration Project. This project started when some people decided that they wanted to consider changing our current flag. You're probably wondering how this will work , well, over the rest of the year and next year, there will be 2 referendums, the first one, which will be held in 2015 will be when NZ citizens vote for their favourite new flag design out of 4 designs that have been selected by a special flag consideration panel. The second one, (2016) will decide if NZ votes to keep the design they have pre-selected or keep our current flag. There is, however, controversy over this project as it is costing tax-payers 26 million dollars and quite a few people believe we could be doing something that is more of priority with the money like improving our health system or looking at child poverty. Take a look at the top 40 flags and see which one you like best.


 
By Leilani

29 comments:

  1. We think that we should have a new flag and we like the koru designs.

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  2. Boanerges and EnnieAugust 18, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    I think we shouldn't change our flag because this flag has been in New Zealand for many years.

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  3. I love the flags and I think that the designs look awesome.

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  4. I think that changing the flag is a good idea but I don't think that we should spend millions of dollars to do it.

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  5. Te raupua and JazmineAugust 19, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    I like how you found all of the New Zealand flags past the years.

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  6. I think that the silver fern is a good symbol for the new flag.

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  7. I think that the blue koru with red stars is cool !!!!

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  8. Kavish and HarjovenAugust 20, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    I think that the last flag is good for the new flag and the 29th flag good as wall

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  9. I think that it is very cool to have a new flag.

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  10. Shafaa and AnalagiAugust 20, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    I think that was amazing flags.

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  11. I like the flag with the silver fern and the southern cross in black and blue !

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  12. Nassau and AmalaniAugust 21, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    you had interesting information about the flags.

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  13. Zia And Krish RyanAugust 21, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    I think that New Zealand should change its flag because it is to similar to Australia and we are no longer part of the Union Jack.

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  14. George and Rohit C3August 26, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    We decided that we liked the 8th flag because it is representing the Union Jack and the Southern cross Stars.

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  15. I disagree not to change the flag on 26 million dollar on just one flag on and the normal is just right.

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  16. I think we should not change the new Zealand flag because it represents our nation

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  17. I think that we should use that money for charity because, they need the money more then we do for the flags.

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  18. I would really like to change the flag and cool reasons leilani.

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  19. I like the silver fern one but does it really have to cost millions to change a flag?

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  20. I relly like the flags

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  21. I want to change the new Zealand flag because it looks kind of like Australia and I get confused with Australia and new Zealand flags.

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  22. I think we should not change the flag because it costs 26million

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  23. I think that is not a good idea to change the flag

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  24. I like the 15th flag because it has some black for the All Blacks. It also has a silver fern and the southern cross.

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  25. I think we should NOT change the FLAG because it coast a lot of money to change it

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  26. I would want to change the but it's too hard to choose.

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  27. we should not swap the flags

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  28. I think that we should change our flag because we are not a part of Britain.

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  29. I thin we should change our flag

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