The people of New Zealand will soon have the opportunity to choose a new flag for their country:
The Panel have reviewed all 10,292 suggested flag designs and announced an official long list of 40 flag designs. The designs included in the long list will go forward for further investigation as part of the official design review process. In mid-September the Panel will announce the 4 alternatives which will be ranked in the first binding referendum.
The winner of the first referendum will then go up against the current flag in a second referendum to decide whether to switch to the new design.