Why I support the approach being taken by the Flag Consideration Panel

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I disagree with John Key when he compares our flag to a corporate logo or brand. However, I agree that it is time for us to have another look at our flag, and make sure it reflects the story of who we are as a nation. I don’t think the current one does that. In particular it doesn’t reflect our unique dual identity embodied in the Treaty of Waitangi.

That is why I support the approach being taken by the Flag Consideration Panel with their “Stand For” campaign. Once we understand what we value as a nation, designing a new flag should be easy. Ideally it could even lead to a conversation about our Constitution, and how the Treaty relationship could work moving forward.

Get involved and tell us what you stand for.

http://www.standfor.co.nz./


Why I support the approach being taken by the Flag Consideration Panel was last modified: December 15th, 2015 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.