Thanks to a customer for a tip regarding our Pacific neighbors
in New Zealand.
Some Kiwi's are apparently considering a change to their flag.
Reasons given include the fact that the current flag is too
easily confused with their rival nation, Australia, and that
the Union Jack on the flag is too strong a reminder of their
colonial past, not reflecting their current ethnic diversity.
Read all about the issue in the internet newspaper,
or use the
Zealand Harold search engine to locate numerous articles
on the subject, or click on
the graphic above to visit the "official" NZ flag change
Meanwhile, remember that here at
we still carry the current New Zealand flags in all sizes.
So it isn't just at the Academy Awards that we get to see lots of
stars: You know they're on flags as well. In the last two issues,
we spoke about single and multiple stars on flags, but we only
referenced regular, five-pointed stars with their points oriented
to the top of the flag. This month we'll look at
some different stars on flags.
(Once more, try to guess the flag before moving the cursor over the images.)
These do not include sun-like images, but do give a general idea
of the diverse representations of stars on flags. We'll talk about
star clusters and suns and moons on flags in up-coming issues.