Opinions split over Red Peak flag

More than 26,000 people have signed a petition calling for Red Peak's inclusion
More than 26,000 people have signed a petition calling for Red Peak's inclusion

More than 26,000 people have signed a petition demanding a fifth option be added to the new flag design shortlist.

The Prime Minister says no, the law prevents it, while the ACT Party says yes, we should simply sub one flag out.

"People seem to be underwhelmed by the choices the panel chose but it's not too late for John Key to change it, the legislation says he can do that by a stroke of a pen by order and council," says ACT leader David Seymour.

”There's actually two identical designs so it would be very easy to swap out one of those designs for Red Peak," says a supporter of the flag Rowan Simpson.

But Mr Key is not convinced.

"If I was to do that there would probably be a group that would say I want another version, another flag," he says.

But no other flag has generated this debate or support. It was all started by Mr Simpson who wrote a simple Dear John letter, supporting 'Red Peak'.

"Most importantly it's been designed as a flag, it's not a logo or a brand, it's been designed to be a flag and works really well when you put it alongside other great flags from around the world it stands up and holds its own."

But despite the petition and the social media likes, just one in 10 people 3 News spoke to on the streets supported the Red Peak flag.

"I think it's a bit basic, I think we can do better than that," said one person.

"It's irrelevant to me to me," said another.

So take a good look at Red Peak, it could be your last.

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