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by António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 July 2008
FWIW, new Zealand was using red stars on its flag long before any
comminust groups did - red is a sacred colour to the Maori and was
used for the stars on NZ flags from a very early stage.
The similarity to some communist-related flags is clear, though - I'm sure Željko in particular can think of one former communist national flag that bears similarities to the NZ flag.
It's also been noted before here in NZ - there was a TVNZ television series a few years back, a documentary on the major economic upheavals the country went through in the early 1980s called "Revolution". ISTR I sent information to the list over a decade ago about the graphic used in the opening credits of the programme, which cleverly morphed from the current NZ flag into something with more obvious communist overtones.
James Dignan, 30 june 2008