New Zealand Flag —symbolism

NZ First likens Red Peak flag to Nazi war symbols
[Source: Parliament TV via ONE News]

Denis O'Rourke  NZ First 2 [Parliament TV]Denis O'Rourke NZ First 1 [Parliament TV]

Received from TQoFE
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at 10:43 a.m.

O'Dorke

█ Compare flags for Japan and Canada….

Red Peak, First to the Light – nice idea, bland design for our nationality ??

Red Peak flag
redpeak_1aulca1-1aulcb3 [via nz.news.yahoo.com]Images: (top) Stuff.co.nz | nz.news.yahoo.com

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17 responses to “New Zealand Flag —symbolism

  1. Elizabeth

    A vocal minority has in fact been given an outrageously unfair advantage over the silent majority of New Zealanders.

    ### ODT Online Fri, 25 Sep 2015
    Editorial: Faith in process flagging
    OPINION How wonderful and how novel. Our politicians are flying the flag for solidarity, public engagement and freedom of ”choice”. The country should be rejoicing, right? Wrong. The inclusion of the Red Peak flag as the fifth choice in the first public referendum to change New Zealand’s national ensign illustrates none of the above.
    Read more

  2. Elizabeth

    Garrick Tremain – 4 Sep 2015

  3. brownestudy

    It is just Amazeing. It’s a 3D Maze. If Hon (Quelle Surpris!), Louise Upston were in the house, she would say “Maybe Im Amazed”.

  4. Elizabeth

    ### dunedintv.co.nz Mon, 28 Sep 2015
    Flag referendum addition a likely waste of money
    The national flag referendum is being amended to include a fifth option. Adding the Red Peak design will cost nearly $400,000. And a local academic says that’s likely to be an unnecessary waste of money.
    Ch39 Link

    39 Dunedin Television Published on Sep 27, 2015
    Flag referendum addition a likely waste of money

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    ### dunedintv.co.nz Mon, 28 Sep 2015
    Nightly interview: Jo Bond
    A group of locals are joining the nationwide movement to keep the current flag. They’ve just held a rally in the city, and MC Jo Bond is here to explain the cause.
    Ch39 Link

    39 Dunedin Television Published on Sep 28, 2015
    Nightly interview: Jo Bond

  5. Gurglars

    The worst thing about these red (peak) herrings is that there is little or no hope of a flag change even if it was important.

    The game is like this – will more than 50% support one of the five choices against the status quo? The answer is clearly no.

    Thus the government get the average citizen’s mind off the economy, the TPPA, and any other worthwhile political issues like council misuse of ratepayers’ funds.

    Just like the conversion from imperial measures to metric and pounds shilling and pence to dollars, and miles to kilometres, such herrings allow greater theft by governments through excessive taxation and less real services provided by governments and local bodies.

    We are being continually and systematically stuffed by bureaucrats.

    The time has come to fight back.

    No to rates increases, no to indirect taxation through stealth and definitely no to increasing the GST which will be the next rort planned by the left.

  6. Elizabeth

    Received from Douglas Field
    Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at 12:17 PM (GMT+12:00) 

    Subject: Fw: Peak Flak Idea 

    Hi Elizabeth
    I know that you have been running a line on the flag issue! I came across this emblem this morning which is used for this company’s TV programmes. Just the peak flag with other colours. what a farce!
    Key has allowed it of course simply because he knows it is a looser. How cynical can you get.
    pffft!
    Cheers, Mick

    peak flag idea-3

     

  7. Elizabeth

    ### dunedintv.co.nz Thu, 1 Oct 2015
    Nightly interview: Dr Mark McGuire
    As the flag referendum approaches, residents are considering the five alternative designs. University of Otago design lecturer Dr Mark McGuire thinks the flag should be changed, and he’s here to tell us why.
    Ch39 Link

    39 Dunedin Television Published on Sep 30, 2015
    Nightly interview: Dr Mark McGuire

  8. Comment from Barry McGuire, 1966: ‘Dont you know, we’re on the Eve of Destruction?’.

  9. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Wed, 21 Oct 2015
    Flags to line up for perusal
    By Chris Morris
    The five contenders to replace New Zealand’s flag will soon be fluttering in Dunedin. The Dunedin City Council yesterday confirmed the five alternative flags would be flown on top of the Great King St parking building within days.
    Read more

  10. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Wed, 21 Oct 2015
    PM’s flag text to McCaw deleted
    By David Fisher – NZ Herald
    Yo Rich m8, its JK ;-) chk out my cool flg vid on the FB. Go ABs! Yes, the Prime Minister really did text the All Blacks captain Richie McCaw to ask him to check out his hugely popular flag video on his Facebook page. But no, that’s not actually what he said. The exact content of the text message is lost to history after John Key deleted the text message. NZME
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  11. Elizabeth

    Daily News Published on Aug 13, 2015
    New Zealand prime minister John Key makes case for flag change
    Visit: http://www.theguardian.com/
    New Zealand’s prime minister, John Key, makes his case for a change of flag, citing ‘sheer confusion’ because of the current flag’s similarity to Australia’s. A new flag would help to better represent modern New Zealand and be an ‘overt sign of patriotism’. At the end of the year a public referendum will be held to determine the preferred alternative flag.

    [Source: New Zealand National party Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08.04 BST]

  12. Elizabeth

    [click to enlarge]
    Tweet from Sharon Murdoch (@domesticanimal) on Sunday 4 Nov 2015

    ### Stuff.co.nz Last updated 18:49, November 9 2015
    Key keen on black and blue silver fern
    By Henry Cooke
    Prime Minister John Key has reaffirmed his favourite flag in the upcoming referendum, casting his lot with Kyle Lockwood’s black and blue silver fern design. The design is one of five options Kiwis will be asked to rank in a postal referendum between November 20 and December 11.
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    Flag Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue) by Kyle LockwoodSilver fern (Black, White and Blue) – Kyle Lockwood

  13. Elizabeth

    Garrick Tremain 28 Jan 2016

  14. Elizabeth

    Sunny blue sky day at #DUD – cruel wind barrelling along Princes and George Sts to spoil it. Great conditions for flag flying. The National Boys have seen fit to hoist the NZ flag and the ‘pretender to the throne’ on poles above Harvest Court. In terms of flutter and identity, the Lockwood cloth is visually lacking when in full flight – the representation of the (silver) fern is too flat, to generalised at flag scale, and located on the flag too close to the pole in that it folds in a strong breeze and is lost from sight. Whereas fortuitously the NZ Flag is taking the same breeze brilliantly – the stars and Union Jack would look swell on your private yacht, a real flag design not a gimmick. Some majesty to the colour combination and form – not Lockwood stamp licking cheapness. Worse, the flags hung above the verandah line in the lower Octagon do nothing to inspire. They can’t move in the wind, static display is a downer.

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