Out­dated and bor­ing

Matamata Chronicle - - Opinion/news -

Cre­ativ­ity. In­de­pen­dence. In­tel­li­gence. New Zealand has all of th­ese char­ac­ter­is­tics, so why don’t we show it on our flag?

In this piece of writ­ing I will be in­form­ing you how our flag is too sim­i­lar to other coun­tries and ex­plain­ing how we are no longer a part of the Bri­tish em­pire, so we no longer need the Union Jack on our flag.

Nu­mer­ous for­eign­ers get con­fused be­tween the New Zealand and Aus­tralian flag – be­cause they almost look iden­ti­cal. There­fore, we should change our flag. It is a known fact that New Zealand has the same colour scheme as 22 other coun­tries. How is that be­ing cre­ative?

The Union Jack is the na­tional flag of the United King­dom, formed by com­bin­ing the red and white crosses of St George, St An­drew, and St Pa­trick and re­tain­ing the blue ground of the flag of St An­drew. The Union Jack is a sym­bol of unity; we are no longer a part of the Bri­tish unity, so there is no need for the Union Jack on our flag.

I have just proved many points on why New Zealand should change their flag. Our flag is too sim­i­lar to other coun­tries and that we do not need the Union Jack. Be cre­ative, be recog­nised and change our flag!

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