NZ First's new logo: A bit hypocritical?

Winston Peters posted an image graphic on Facebook (AAP/Newshub.)
Winston Peters posted an image graphic on Facebook (AAP/Newshub.)

New Zealand First is vehemently against changing the flag, but seems to be embracing its own logo change.

Last night leader Winston Peters posted an image graphic on Facebook, but something wasn't quite right: it featured an entirely new, redesigned logo in the bottom right-hand corner.

NZ First's new logo: A bit hypocritical?

I tweeted it out from @NewshubPolitics Twitter account and straight away, I got this response:

Remind you of anything? Looks pretty similar to NZ First MP Denis O'Rourke's photoshopping of the Red Peak design, which he held up as a prop during flag change debate in Parliament.

NZ First's new logo: A bit hypocritical?

At the time, he also held up a photo of a German WWII sentry box and told the debating chamber it had an "uncanny resemblance" to Red Peak, and would open New Zealand to ridicule if it were to become the new flag.

It's baffling then, that Mr O'Rourke's party chose something pretty similar for its rebrand.

NZ First's new logo: A bit hypocritical?

The similarity is best summarised by a quote from Mr O'Rourke from September 23:

"This is actually a photograph taken from the Atlantic Wall Open Air Museum in Ostend, Belgium, and in it, that is a Nazi sentry box. Look at it. Look at the design on the side of it," he told the House.

Now look at New Zealand First's logo.

In Mr O'Rourke's own words: "There is an uncanny resemblance."

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