Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Flag debate down under

New Zealand is debating whether to have a new flag to replace the one that has a) too much Union Jack and B) too much similarity to Australia's. The New Zealand Herald's coverage of the debate includes comments from me. 'Tseems they asked all the Canadian historians they could find online to comment on the Canadian flag debate, and I was the only one who replied.

And here's gratitude for you: they left out the link to this blog I specially asked for.

Update, February 12. A kiwi, a koru, a tiki?
Asked what they preferred if it did change, 53 per cent of those surveyed said they would like to see a silver fern on the design. The next favourite was the kiwi, with 18 per cent support, 13 per cent for the koru, the southern cross 12.5 per cent, and the tiki with just 1 per cent.
. And younger people are the most likely to support retaining the Union Jack. A bunch of suggested designs are available here -- and they are as weird and wonderful as you might imagine.
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