Friday, February 10, 2012

Growing Up

The goNZo tricolour is at half mast today for Lloyd Morrison. It's the least I could do for the guy who tried to get this country to grow up a little and get away from Britain's apron springs.

In truth, there would be no goNZo flag without Lloyd Morrison. The idea only became reality after I got involved with the Change the Flag campaign, which in turn was largely brought into being by the imaginative Lloyd Morrison. During the Flag Referendum campaign, Lloyd would be on the streets of Wellington, same as any other activist, egging strangers and friends alike to sign up for the Citizens Initiated Referendum.

Although the referendum failed, the idea behind it lives on stronger than it ever was. Flag change and Head of State debates have entered and remain in the MSM.

Thank you, Lloyd Morrison, for believing in Wellington and New Zealand.