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Trolls flood New Zealand national flag crowdsourcing scheme with Microsoft Paint Kiwi drawings

New Zealand has received hundreds of confounding flag design entries as part of a national initiative to replace the New Zealand Blue Ensign flag.

The nation is keen to update its image which currently features a remnant of its colonial heritage in the form of a Union Jack. As a result, the official Flag Consideration Project has been opened to the publiC, with New Zealanders afforded the opportunity to select the next national symbol.

However, as always, when opening such a platform up to the public - on the internet - trolls with weird and wonderful designs tried their hand at winning the competition.

Below are some of the more confounding designs submitted to the replace the national flag adopted in 1902. Entries include a surprising quantity of kiwis, rainbows, and laser beams…

Te Pepe by David Astil

The Proud Kiwi by Spurdo Ebin

Four Seasons, One Nation by Liam Gerrard

Sheep and Hokey Pokey by Jesse Gibbs

Nyan Kiwi by Fosh

Clean Green Kiwiana by Toko Ma

Fire the Lazar by James Gray

Good Flag by James Ireland

Gains Logan by Wu

Happy Kiwi by Davy Lee

The Happy NZ Flag by Hannah Jackson

Snapper Quota Unicorn by Charlotte Drene

Wooly or Wont He by Michael Tuffin

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