Tuesday, 28 October 2014

1) What do these symbols on our flag stand for? a) Blue background - is the blue skies and seas. b) Stars - The stars represent the Southern Cross. c) Union Jack - It represents New Zealands past. 2) Name the 3 flags of the 3 countries which are combined to make the Union Jack - England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland. 3) When did we first use this NZ flag ? - June 19, 1902 4) What flag did we use from 1840 until then? - United tribes of New Zealand. 5) From 1834 to 1840 we used the United Tribes Flag. Insert an image of this flag. 6) Who kept chopping down the flagpole in Kororareka? Why? 7) What are the other official flags of NZ. Who are they used for/when are they used? Tino Rangatiratanga - Since 1990, the Tino rangatiratanga flag has been used by some Maori as an alternative to the official New Zealand flag, and a symbol of Maori independence. The Silver Fern - The silver fern flag is often seen at sporting fixtures involving New Zealand teams or individuals. There are many variations, but it is typically the image of a silver fern on a black background. Insert an image of the National Maori Flag. When did this flag first fly officially? 8)# Now you understand the basics of our present flag, work on a design for the flag you feel NZ should have. Insert your image. Think about: *what flags of other countries look like *which icons are important to New Zealanders *is your flag representative of our society *the colours and what they represent *what will go in the top left corner -the most clearly seen part of the flag even when there is no wind and the flag hangs down. *how the rest of the world will identify NZ from this flag

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