Currently there are 35 designs and 149 variants (scroll down to see them all). Click the image of any design or variant to open a larger view in a new tab. Click the title of any design (or selected variants) to open a detailed PDF in a new tab. Click ‘See it waving’ to open a video of the design or variant in a new tab (right-click the video for options). Click ‘See it in all wind conditions’ to open an interactive ‘Flag Waver’ simulation of the design or variant in a new tab (where clicking ‘More Options’ will allow you to switch the wind off and on). You can also anonymously rate any or all of the designs and variants, but be aware that you cannot change your rating once you have clicked the ‘Submit your selection’ button.
New Zealanders have always debated the suitability of their national flag, and their debate will inevitably continue until their current flag is replaced. The new national flag of New Zealand should be one that is symbolic, sensible, recognisable, and honourable, and one that can be held in high regard by a majority of New Zealanders, but contrary to the recommendations of vexillologists, there is no need for it to be so simple that it can be drawn by a child from memory, nor for it to be limited to three colours, nor even for it to display no lettering. It is New Zealanders, and not vexillologists, who are the experts on what will constitute a good design for the New Zealand national flag.
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The source code repository for the online ‘Flag Waver’ simulation can be found at github.com/krikienoid/flagwaver. It was written by Joshua Koo (aka Graphics Noob, @BlurSpline, zz85, krikienoid), based on code from the flagtest.nz website (where additional credits and links can be found).