It’s not everyday that a nation chooses a new flag by its own volition, with the support of the voters, without any drastic regime changes. New Zealand is doing exactly that. With the Flag Consideration Project, the Kiwis are trying on a new look.
What is in a flag? A flag is intended to represent a people and government while portraying a common heritage and a sense on timelessness. This may seem like a small decision, but symbols can be incredibly potent political and cultural forces; New Zealand better get this right.