Two referendums to decide on flag

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The National Government has decided that New Zealand will hold two referendums on whether to change the New Zealand flag.
The referendums will start at the end of next year and cost the country  around $26 million.
The first referendum will be held at the end of next year, where three or four options will be put forward.
Those designs will be chosen by a Flag Consideration Panel, which will be chosen by MPs representing all political parties.
The second referendum in April 2016 will ask voters to choose between the winning design in the first referendum and the current flag.
Deputy Prime Minister Bill English will be the minister responsible for the process.

36 Responses

  1. i like the idea they are changing the flag but it’s to close the Ozzie flag but i should think NZ OR OZZIE change the flag or just stay with the normal flag and forget about it

  2. i don’t think we should get a new New Zealand flag. It has been here for a long time and the people that created the flag put a lot of effort into it and why do we need a new flag because it isn’t broken.

  3. I don’t want a new flag because our flag has been here for a long time, but that doesn’t matter because our New Zealand flag is special to us. It tells about who we are and our history.

  4. i don’t want a new flag it’s fine the way it is. It’s very special to us because it’s been around since the early 1800s. I think the people that are saying we should change it are wrong.

  5. I don’t want a new flag it is special to us because it has been around since the early 1800s. It shows the New Zealand stars.- The Southern Cross.

  6. I don’t think we should change the New Zealand flag because people will not know that it is our country’s flag and it’s exactly fine just the way it is.

  7. First off I just wanted to say this is not New Zealand’s first flag, but I think because of how similar to the Australian flag ours is I think we do need to change it but still keeping it a lot like it is now we could maybe change the background colour or something like that. BTW look at this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_Zealand_flags it shows the list of flags New Zealand has had.

  8. Keep our flag it represents nz and the people who fought in the war fought under that flag and if we change it people whos relatives fought in the war will be sad so dont change it

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