New Zealand’s final 40 designs for new flag

New Zealanders have been asked to a potential new flag from 40 crowdsourced flag designs before the country will vote in a referendum on making the change.

New Zealand's current flag.

New Zealand's current flag. Image by Edward Hyde / CC BY-SA 2.0

The current Kiwi flag is very similar to the Australian flag depicting the British Union Jack and the Southern Cross constellation. A call for submissions saw 10,000 entries and the government has selected the final 40 for public consideration. The selection panel has stated that the flag must be 'timeless, 'so simple it can be drawn by a child from memory' and communicate 'swiftly and potently the essence of the country it represents'.

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