Aotearoa/New Zealand is a magnificent country. There are valid reasons to why the existing flag should be replaced.
The national sporting colour is black, yet none is reflected on the current flag.
During a world rugby cup, the English team wore our colours because they thought it unfair the All Blacks should be the only team that ‘looked good.’
Over the years, the silver fern on an ebony background became Aotearoa/New Zealand’s identity and appears more recognized than the existing flag, firmly embedded prior to any political or global bearings.
Symbolically, the silver fern logo is worn proudly over the hearts of our country’s national representatives, so should it be good enough as our national flag?
The Southern Cross/Crux deserves a place of honour as we are the only country that can view it any clear night of the year.
Aotearoa/New Zealand is globally recognised as leaders in many things.
No other country uses four pointed or, unfilled stars.
No other country acknowledges their country by two names.
Very few countries sing their national anthems in two languages either.