For the first time in history, New Zealanders will have the chance to democratically choose our flag. The existing flag was imposed upon us by the British, and we believe the two-step referenda voting process is the right approach and is not a waste of time. Flags are visual things, not political party policies. If we are simply asked “Should NZ change the flag” the answer is going to be no, it’s a superior process when we choose alternative flags up front, How many people would buy a house or a car, a new dress or a new suit sight unseen? It’s only when you see a new one that you realise how really out-of-date your old wardrobe is.