FLAG DE­SIGN

Kapi-Mana News - - CONVERSATIONS - B DOORNEKAMP-WELL­MAN Ngaio

I didn’t like any of the pro­posed de­signs for the New Zealand flag. They were all ei­ther too con­ser­va­tive or not colour­ful or beau­ti­ful. Too much black, too much like the past.

If my one vote could change the flag I would make the de­sign a blue back­ground like the sky, and green – with a punga (tree fern).

Per­haps a small part could be in brown – a spi­ral (Maori de­sign) as in a punga.

Bril­liant de­signs can be found in na­ture.

Also, there is such a thing as tim­ing things well. When the Queen dies would be an ap­pro­pri­ate time to change the flag.

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