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Hello. Soon you will have the opportunity to vote for
one of the five alternative flag designs. This video will provide information about
each of the alternative flags, so that you can be familiar with the designs before you rank the flags and
decide which you prefer. This flag is called Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue). It was designed by Kyle Lockwood. Designer’s Vision: “I thought a lot about
how a flag would look on a podium, as well as flowing in the breeze. We are surrounded by sky and water
and the blue represents that. The colour black reflects our past
as well as our achievements, representing the pride and strength
of all New Zealanders.” This flag is called Red Peak. It was designed by Aaron Dustin. Designer’s Vision: “I created this flag to represent
New Zealand’s unique land, light and position. Inspired by Maori taniko weaving patterns, the shapes and colours suggest a landscape of
alpine ranges, red earth, and black sky. The design references Rangi and Papa
in Maori mythology and the red triangle with a white stripe
references elements of our existing flags.” This flag is called Koru. It was designed by Andrew Fyfe. Designer’s Vision: “I wanted to represent not just this generation, but my children’s generation
and their children’s generation. In Maori kowhaiwhai patterns,
the koru is based on a fern frond unfurling and represents new life, growth and peace. For these reasons the koru has crossed cultures
and become part of New Zealand’s visual language.” This flag is called Silver Fern (Black and White). It was designed by Alofi Kanter. Designer’s Vision: “I wanted something that is
distinctive and uniquely New Zealand. To me, the silver fern has been
our identifying symbol for over 100 years. Black and white is a
unique and strong colour palette. I believe our flag should reference
where we have come from, acknowledging that the past
informs our present and future and it’s important to find that balance.” This flag is called
Silver Fern (Red, White and Blue). It was designed by Kyle Lockwood. Designer’s Vision: “I’ve incorporated our proud
heritage and history into this design which looks good now,
and will endure a hundred years more. The Southern Cross represents New Zealand’s location
and the stars symbolise the islands of New Zealand. The silver fern represents
the multiple cultures of New Zealand joining together as one and growing upwards
and onwards into the future.” In reviewing flag designs, the Flag Consideration Panel
was guided by the thousands of Kiwis who shared what was special to them
about New Zealand. This provided the Panel, and flag designers, with invaluable direction as to how New Zealanders
see themselves and their country and how those values might best be expressed
in a potential new flag. Over 10,000 alternative flag designs were suggested. In selecting designs, the Panel agreed a flag should: unmistakably be from New Zealand and celebrate us as a progressive, inclusive nation
that is connected to its environment, and has a sense of its past
and a vision for its future; be a ‘great’ flag, which means that
it adheres to the principles of good flag design, and has an enduring quality
which will not become outdated, and will work well in all situations
from celebration to commemoration; be inclusive, in that all New Zealanders
should be able to see themselves within it; and not have any impediments to use
as a potential New Zealand flag. Now you have the opportunity to be part of history and rank the alternative flags
in this binding postal referendum. Referendum One will take place
between 20 November – 11 December 2015. The preferred alternative design
will be taken forward to Referendum Two. Referendum Two will take place from
3 – 24 March 2016, and you’ll choose between the
preferred alternative design and the current flag. There were 10,000+ alternative designs suggested. There were 140,000+ views of the
New Zealand flag history video. 43,000+ New Zealanders shared what they stand for
online and via post. 1,100,000+ people were reached via social media. There were 6,000+ visits to workshops and info stands. 9,500+ km were travelled to
25 public meetings and hui around the country. There were 2,000,000+ page views
of the alternative design gallery. There were 850,000+ online visits. Guided by the extensive public engagement programme
the Panel selected four alternative designs. Following this process,
Parliament extended the number of alternatives to five, adding a fifth option for ranking
in the first postal referendum.

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