NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

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NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby PeteCollier » 12 Aug 2015 19:41

The New Zealand government has announced the 40 designs long-listed for the up-coming flag-change referendum. Four of these will make the referendum ballot, and one, if the referendum passes, will become the new NZ flag.

The designs can be seen on the NZ government's website at: https://www.govt.nz/browse/engaging-with-government/the-nz-flag-your-chance-to-decide/gallery/

There are some good ideas among the entries. I quite like Mike Archer's "Land Of The Long White Cloud (Traditional Blue)", and the "Koru and Stars" design by Alan Tran is a clever combination of old a new which I really like too.

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Re: NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby Meiriongwril » 25 Aug 2015 18:32

Does this forum have the ability to post Polls?
If so, maybe we could ask forum members to vote for their favourites?

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Re: NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby Hans L. » 25 Aug 2015 20:25

It has, though only for people with "appropriate permissions", which apparently does not include me. Do any of you see a "Poll creation" tab, I presume next to "Options" and "Attachments", when creating a new topic?

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Re: NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby Meiriongwril » 26 Aug 2015 07:08

not available to me either!

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Re: NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby Hans L. » 26 Aug 2015 16:40

This 2008 poll by Marcus is the only poll I can find on this forum. Maybe only forum admins/moderators can currently post them, though admins are able to change the permissions necessary for poll creation.

I could create one over at the wiki, which everyone would be able to vote for.

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Re: NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby Hans L. » 01 Sep 2015 15:44

The final four flags have been chosen already. They are Andrew Fyfe's black koru, Alofi Kanter's black and white fern, and the red-white-blue and black-white-blue versions of Kyle Lockwood's fern flag:

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Re: NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby angelocheu » 01 Sep 2015 17:28

I like the "Silver Fern" by Kyle Lockwod most, it preserves the original colours of the current New Zealand flag, and the shape of graphic looks attractive.
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Re: NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby Meiriongwril » 03 Sep 2015 18:33

The koru flag would be the most innovative, but it does resemble an advertising logo somewhat.
The two fern plus stars are safe bets, retaining some of the old flag.
Perhaps the simplest and most 'canadian' is the black and white fern. It gets my vote, just !

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Re: NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby Hans L. » 04 Sep 2015 00:35

The black and white counterchanged ferns were actually two of my least favourite flags in the original list of forty. I would've liked to see some of the other designs make the final four instead of the black-and-white-only flags.
Of the actual finalists I too prefer the red-white-blue Lockwood fern. I've always thought, though, that the fern is too intricate on most designs including it, and could be simplified (I don't think a more stylized fern really resembles a garden tool, does it? :)

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Re: NZ flag referendum: 40-design long list announced

Postby TuckerBag » 06 Sep 2015 01:25

So perhaps something like this?
NZ Flag Black Blue on Sky.jpg
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