New Zealand is having another identity crisis fuelled by theNew Zealand Herald, and now we are thinking of getting a new flag. Perhaps instead of getting the idiotic public to design their own flags using MS Paint, we should just adopt a flag from a country which no longer exists. Here are some excellent examples from the Wikipedia category "Obsolete national flags".
Flag of the Khanate of Khiva 1511-1917. Pale blue crescent moon on white background.
The Royal flag of the Jaffna Kingdom. A couchant bull and the surrounding sun and the moon, and a parasol.
The flag and coat of arms of Moldavia, depicting an aurochs/wisent head.