there’d be no need to change things in a rush
True, but a lot of things really would need to change quickly, passports, official documents bearing a seal, flags at embassys etc
The point is not that it might be billions but rather that the $26 million number is just the starting cost and it is real money that we need for other things.
So we better be bloody sure that the change is one that we really want.
Just to note, as much as folks have been bitching about the waste of $26 million for this process ...
Consider the cost of actually changing the flag
Anyone want to guess how much it will cost to change every iteration of the flag in every government agency?
Does he want people not to vote in a general election too?
Pretty clear he doesn't want Labour voters to vote.
But yeah NOT voting for a flag is the stupidest idea
One of the things I like about New Zealand is most folks don't give a rats arse about the symbols. You don't see kiwis stand up with hand on heart the moment the first bars of the anthem ring out. There is no blind reverence of the flag.
We are proud of our country not proud of some symbol.
So yeah our current flag is kinda meh and our anthem is a god bothering dirge, but hey who cares, our country is still quite good really.
None of that appeals to a politician, it means they can't command loyalty with a symbol they actually have to provide substance.
Our current flag isn't great, it could be better ... some of the designs proposed had potential to become something New Zealander's could accept as a better symbol of our country and our people.
But a cynical and mostly incompetent government screwed up the process and we got some logos.
I'll vote for the hypnoflag and then vote for our current flag because none of the National caucus approved options deserve to carry New Zealand into the future.
Technically those aren't leaves, they're leaflets on a compound leaf.
Everyone seems to think it's important that a child could draw the flag.
Nothing horrifies me more. What are you trying to do, indoctrinate your children into blind loyalty to a flag? It's been done before a whole bunch of times, with horrifying results.
Flags should be for adults. They serve multiple purposes but children should not be the subject of flag propaganda - leave that for the USA.
well you have to have something that all New Zealanders can relate to
Actually you have to have something New Zealanders WILL relate to
having my own little n=1 lab specimen in the house
Isn't that the reason to have children?
This process is off the rails.
Last step in the process was National party caucus making the decision.
Hence we have a crappy business logo in National party colours.
Precisely what was intended in the first place.
Another Auckland Burger suggestion.
Ralph's just on the corner of Valley Rd and Dominion do a pork belly burger (with crackling!) that is well worth the trip ... also curly fries and jalapeno poppers!