More flag confusion

Another example of confusion between the New Zealand and Australian flags:

FlagsKeyTurnbull

That’s the Australian flag behind John Key and the New Zealand flag behind Malcolm Turnbull.

 

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19 Comments

  1. kittycatkin

     /  19th February 2016

    I hadn’t noticed. But it seems like a sign that our flag should be our very own.

    I wish that people would stop saying that soldiers fought for the flag. They didn’t. I’m sure. They fought under it and fought for what it represented-the wars had nothing to so with the actual flag.

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  2. Aussie’s gonna change their flag soon anyhow! Let them do it, declare a Gondwana Banana Pineapple Open Caste ‘Republic’, slap the Kangaroo and hell, flag differentiation problem solved!

    Then in 2038 when we will inevitably have the identity and constitution conversation needed to arrive at a top quality, representative flag we’ll get one we can (mostly) all be proud of? We’ll have learned how NOT TO DO IT from this ShJonKey ‘exercise’.

    I hate to be in opposition to all my sporting and media personality heroes but …

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  3. Did the world end? What did the presence of flags add to the occasion? What significant difference to the occasion would there have been if there were no flags?
    If there were no flag change business going on would more than a few have noticed or been upset and discombobulated about that flag arrangement?

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  4. Geoffrey Monks

     /  19th February 2016

    Flag protocol places the host country on the right (left to the audience) and key as honoured guest is at the right hand of Turnbull. This blog’s ceaseless wittering away about flag confusion needs to be careful to avoid blatant propaganda.

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    • Missy

       /  20th February 2016

      Agree. Pete it is misleading to assume this is a flag mix up. The flags would have been placed by officials based on correct protocol, the PM’s have then come out and take the podiums. To suggest that neither NZ or Aus officials know their flags and mixed them up is quite frankly offensive, and wrong. For the pro flag change mob to use this to advance their own agenda is insulting to the intelligence of NZers.

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      • All I’ve done is show how confusing our flags are.

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        • MrMan

           /  4th March 2016

          But it’s very clear which is which, so you haven’t. The issue is the placement, Which is a non-issue.

          Are you going to keep writing about the flag after we vote to maintain the status quo?

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          • I’ll decide what I write about in the future in the future, not dictated by your jibes.

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            • MrMan

               /  4th March 2016

              Touchy.

            • Not touchy, just signalling that I’m not going to put up with your diversionary dissing. How about adding to discussions rather than trying to subtract from them?

            • MrMan

               /  4th March 2016

              I was talking very much to your comment. You are being diversionary here, making it all about me.

              I can only diss the stuff that’s dissable, own goals, non stories, and whining about slater/prentice/LF.
              Think yourself lucky I gloss over spelling and syntax errors.

              [Your intent is obvious. I haven’t got time to deal with you being a deliberate nuisance. All your comments will be parked until I get around to dealing with them. PG]

  5. Brown

     /  20th February 2016

    They are not confusing unless you are blind, ignorant or both. This was another own goal Pete.

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  6. Kevin

     /  4th March 2016

    Here’s what those who want a new flag should do – get off their asses and come up with a flag so compelling that you would have to be deaf blind and dumb not to want it to be our flag. Forget committees and all that nonsense. If the flag design is compelling enough it will sell itself.

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    • The holy grail flag is an impossible quest. There will never be a design that everyone likes.

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      • Kevin

         /  4th March 2016

        It’s not necessary to come up with a flag everyone likes – just one compelling enough that it sells itself and creates it’s own momentum, one that people feel so strongly about that they will wave it as an unofficial flag at sporting events etc.

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        • ” just one compelling enough that it sells itself and creates it’s own momentum”

          Except that nothing like that emerged from over 10,000 submitted designs.

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          • Kevin

             /  4th March 2016

            Which comes back to my point in another thread that if people really wanted a new flag that badly someone would have come up with a flag like that with or without a committee.

            But then again who knows? Maybe after the Lockwood design is rejected people will feel so disgusted with how the process went that somebody will come up with a design that people will rally behind.

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