A fifth design has been added to the New Zealand flag shortlist

24 September 2015
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The controversial Red Peak design has been added to the shortlist for New Zealand’s new flag. Taking the final number to five, the government bowed to pressure after tens of thousands of people signed a petition to get the design by Aaron Dustin added to the list. Red Peak has had its critics, with accusations abound of political conspiracy and questions over its similarity to the logo of Peak Engineering in North Carolina. The first vote for the new flag design, which will decide the winner, will take place 20 November – 11 December 2015. A second referendum will then take place in March 2016 to decide whether or not to replace New Zealand’s current flag with the winner.


The four designs in the original shortlist

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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