Wednesday, November 25, 2009

NOW WE HAVE THE MAORI FLAG SORTED ITS TIME TO SORT THE NEW ZEALAND ONE



The Tino Rangitaratanga flag is the right choice for the Maori flag. In fact what other choice could there have been. It was the only contender that represented Maori alone. The Red Ensign despite the fact that Queen Victoria handed it out to tribes who had taken the colonial side in the Land Wars was always a nutty contender.

The 1835 original New Zealand flag - aka the flag of the United Tribes - was also a non starter. It is THE New Zealand flag and not just a part of New Zealand flag. It is the flag that originally represented us all - a sovereign and independent nation in nobody's thrall.
And it should be again.

The two flags that grace the Auckland Harbour bridge on Waitangi Day should be those two flags.
Dump the Jack and retrieve the identity we started out with as a proud, independent and sovereign state.




2 comments:

  1. Ironically New Zealand was originally a colony of NSW Australia in 1840 & we certainly wont be flying the NSW flag ;-)

    http://tinyurl.com/27apfhl

    Incidentally- did I ever give you a 16mm copy of the Nambassa film which you appeared in??

    PeterT

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  2. just kick em back to there own country

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