New Zealand Votes To Keep Flag, And A Few More Awesome Kiwi Things

The New Zealand Flag will stay the same, but here's another quick look at the Kiwi nation.

New Zealand Flag
New Zealand sunset by Tom Hall via Flickr

The New Zealand Flag will stay the same, with the Union Jack, and this little bit of information has the internet turning eyes to what might be the most awesome country in the world. I love America but it we wanted to change our flag that bill would be stuck in Congress for a few years and there would be charges of “rampant liberalism”, “communism” and “playing politics”. In New Zealand they simply voted on the measure.

The current (and future) New Zealand flag looks like this:

But they were considering changing it to this:

But some people on Twitter had other ideas

But the fact that they actually let their people vote on the new New Zealand flag is not the only awesome thing about Australia’s tiny brother. Let’s not forget that the New Zealand National Ruby Team, the All-Blacks (who are the current world champions) does the Haka before their games. The Haka is a traditional war chant of the indigenous Maori tribes. Imagine if The New York Jets did a Mohawk war-dance before one of their games.

And of course, they’ve got beautiful beaches with mountains by the sea.

Good morning Matapouri! You look lovely today! #matapouri #newzealandbeach #tutukaka #endlesssummer

A photo posted by Emma (@ecwarwick) on

And Lord of the Rings was filmed here, in case you didn’t know.

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Alex lives on the eastern coast of the United States. He's a surfer and blogger, you can catch up with him on Twitter.


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