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This is a selection of some of the tweets about John Key’s suggestion that New Zealand changes its flag. The tweets below are in (rough) reverse chronically order – the most recent tweets are first. More will be added.
How about this: Key and Abbott do paper/scissors/rock. Loser has to change their country's flag
The Ministry for Culture & Heritage regularly gets new flag ideas from the public. Here are some from back in the day http://blog.teara.govt.nz/2011/06/30/alternative-designs-for-the-new-zealand-flag/ …
Black and white flag would be a mistake http://bit.ly/1fxYRG6
Flag Selection by referendum is a silly idea, may not get the 'best flag', end up being like NZ Idol where not necessarily the best wins
Flag Debate Drags Nation Into Civil War.
Everyone’s a flag designer! Amateur vexillologists might want to study up on what makes a good flag: http://www.nava.org/flag-design/good-flag-bad-flag/5-basic-principles-flag-design …
We already have a well designed + distinctive flag that predates the current one:http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=United+Tribes+flag&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=PIzpUsWzL4vHkwWm-4AY&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1401&bih=1165 …pic.twitter.com/1cRj3Uoh3U
If the NZ flag is going to be dumbed down to just a logo, why not just slap a kiwi on there and be done with it
In 1967 Clark Titman was probably the 1st person to raise changing the NZ flag. He really kicked something off! http://ow.ly/t5hqG
Just throwing it out there, but as well as a new flag, New Zealand should get a new national anthem, one which is secular...
"Bold, iconic, non-racialist, and a potent symbol of our national future," said Joyce of the proposed flag design. pic.twitter.com/WIsqR1chHE
Looks like we might need to update our NZ Flag Debate page soon: http://goo.gl/VtdMQ2
A new flag would be cool. An end to mass spying & new foreign policy that does good for global poverty, the climate & peace would be better
My submission for the new flag: pic.twitter.com/S54TeNIe1P
John Key has revived the NZ flag debate. Get the low-down on the national flag & others in our Flags entry http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/flags
If we end up with a black flag, we're gonna need Henry Rollins to compose us a new national anthem
John Key's NZ Flag after TPPA pic.twitter.com/4KQ6lHjbcO
See that guy in the suit? Brought back knighthoods but wants the Union Jack off our flag.#welcometofantasyisland
Rather than a national flag, why don't we have a national vision and mission statement and a set of Key Performance Indicators.
Poverty. Education. Housing. National Debt. Asset Sales. Biosecurity. Water Pollution. OOH LOOK THERES A PRETTY FLAG!
We should have a referendum to see if Australia should change their flag.
Amazing the number of media who've stopped asking me about our education policy since we started talking about changing the flag. #ChoiceAs
Also, in the 21st century what's keeping us from having an animated flag?
It would have to be a monster flag to hide 270,000 hungry children
When I hear ppl say things like "men died for that flag" I think well, that was a bit bloody stupid wasnt it...
The RSA wants a say on the design of the flag, on semi-fascistic grounds. What about giving tangata whenua a say instead?
John Key thinks the NZ flag is easily confused with Australia's & would like to change it to one that might be confused with Al Qaeda's.
When Canada changed its flag, they took public submissions & had a parliamentary committee. Key wants to choose w Joyce behind Cabinet doors
Could someone plz, plz, ask the PM why he 'has to decide' about a flag ref given there hasn't been a CIR petition that's gained any traction
Getting a flag to match our rugby team? Clever.
Re: flag debate, I know it's NZ's de facto dress code, but let's not be afraid of a bit of colour eh? A black flag? Zzzz #FlagIt
Well of course he wants a silver fern on a black background. He has a beige house in Omaha. Here's the flag you want pic.twitter.com/FyXvXDtXQX
What about Hotere's "Black Union Jack" as a flag option? Got to be better than something that signifies our national obsession w/ sport.
Asked whether a flag debate could overshadow the Govt's messages abt more important issues, Mr Key said "Yes, thats why Im doing it."
we should have the world's first flag that is a gif of a kitten in a gumboot.
My pick for the new flag pic.twitter.com/FQNIoECwUv
If I had friends who died 'under a flag' so to speak, I don't think I'd ever want to see that flag again.
No we dont need a referendum on the flag John Key. We`ll ignore your referendum. You ignored ours.
Of all issues why raise the flag?! (pun intended) it is just a divisive distraction in election year from real issues like poverty, jobs etc
Let's be the first of the big 'Down Under' countries (ie; NZ or Oz) to finally shake off Mother Country from our flag. It HAS to happen!
This is the other flag option, apparently. pic.twitter.com/qE8tjhMS26
Sell 49% of the NZ flag. Mucho dinero!
Flag will be John Key riding a gryphon by Friday.
Key's flag referendum clearly an attempt to distract from poverty, mortgage rates. Transparent. Won't play well with traditionalists either
We have far more important issues in NZ than changing the flag
New New Zealand flag? pic.twitter.com/YQ6R82cOGw
I think we should have an all black flag, modeled on the OIA responses I get, to represent how open our public sector is. #OpenGovernment
New Zealand flag should be a silver fern on a black background, and we'll pay royalties to The All Blacks at every flag hoisting.
As part of coalition agreement, Winston Peters wins right to choose new flag for the nation.pic.twitter.com/tr6NcaPe2g
Okay, so it's just a rough concept, but maybe a change of flag is a good idea?pic.twitter.com/lXuW94g5RV
Yesterday: Hone Harawira. Today: Change the flag? Tomorrow's gotta be boat people or Key calling for a debate on the cutest weather-girl
Changing the flag would mean a lot to me, but I would rather we focussed on economic growth, the surplus and environmental protection
We could have spent the week talking about Labour banning Facebook. Now we will spend it deciding which colours should be on our flag.
Do you think we should change our NZ flag? I would personally vote yes for changehttp://fb.me/37uScuR7u
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