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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2016 9:18 p.m. PST

"New Zealanders have begun voting on whether to change their flag from a design which features the British Union Jack to one which features a native silver fern.
The postal ballot will extend over the next three weeks from Thursday, with preliminary results to be announced on March 24.
Organisers say that deciding the issue by popular vote represents a world first, and that other countries have changed flags by revolution, decree or legislation.
Opinion polls indicate the nation of 4.7 million people will opt to stick with its current flag, although proponents of the new design say they have momentum on their side and that more and more people are embracing a change…"


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Mako1104 Mar 2016 10:27 p.m. PST

So, no Kiwi on the flag then?

A pity.

dBerczerk05 Mar 2016 7:11 a.m. PST

I wonder if The Flag Dude will have these at Cold Wars?

Cerdic05 Mar 2016 8:21 a.m. PST

I liked the all black one with the white fern on. Pity it didn't make the final choices.

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 7:15 p.m. PST

Is there an option to vote for no flag?

Zephyr105 Mar 2016 9:13 p.m. PST

"The cannabis leaf coalition made a valiant effort to replace the silver fern, but were ignored in the end."

Supercilius Maximus06 Mar 2016 7:31 a.m. PST

That's the problem with handing out free samples.

Reactionary06 Mar 2016 11:15 a.m. PST

Wasn't Canada a popular vote for flag change?

stephen phillip06 Mar 2016 1:02 p.m. PST

We voted for the current flag. PM John key referendum wasted 26 million of tax payers $$ on this issue

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