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Should New Zealand get a new flag?

February 11, 2014

The idea of a new flag for New Zealand has become a popular topic in government.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister John Key, announced the possibility of holding a vote for a change in the New Zealand flag.

Mr Key said that if a vote was to take place voters would be able to choose between the current New Zealand flag or another option picked by the Government.

It is believed that the current flag is now outdated due to its similarity to the Union Jack. New Zealand now has more in common with the Pacific than with the United Kingdom, and some believe the new flag should show this.

However, there is still debate on possible designs for a new flag. Some believe that the silver fern is not necessarily the best alternative for a new flag.

It has been noted that the silver fern can look like a white feather which is a symbol of cowardice. Others agree saying that a colourless, black and white design may easily go unnoticed.

The Prime Minister said that he himself prefers the silver fern for our flag.

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have the current flag

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NO WE ARE NOT WE ARE OUR OWN COUNTRY! :{

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NO IT IS FINE THE WAY IT IS I THINK WHOEVER SAID LETS CHANGE THE FLAG IS NOT VERY SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Don't change the flag its New Zealand history

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!!!!!I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD CHANGE THE FLAG I THINK WE SHOULD ADD SOMETHING AND MAKE IT MAORI AND MAKE IT THE NZ MAORI FLAG MOVE THE STUFF AROUND IN THE FLAG AND MAKE IT MAORI AS WELL>!!!!!!!!!

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we shouldn't change the flag of nz because its been changed twice so why should we change it again

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I think the flag is fine the way that it is.

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I think we should NOT change the flag

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I THINK THEY SHOULD CHANGE IT BUT KEEP THE UNION JACK BECAUSE WE ARE RULED BY ENGLAND SORT OF.

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Do not change the flag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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we should not change our flag!

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please change flag i get confesed with the flag that looks the same as our one

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please change the flag cause i get confised on the astraillas flag or the egland

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i think they should change wasn't 2013 the year for change anyways the nz flag is getting super boring

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Don't change it it's NZ history!!!!!!

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yes change it

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no!!!!!

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CHANGE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our flag has been the way it is for ages!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It needs a change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i think we shouldn't change it. Its been the NZ flag for like forever. it would just be strange if we change it

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Nooooooo the silver Fern kind of stands for the all blacks so it's natural but our flag has been around longer than us so don't change it it would look horrible and all the schools would have to change their flag to and people who own one so don't change it because heaps of people love our flag.

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please change

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no don't change it that would be sad

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Bet yah! I say the govorment & John Key should not make a new flag for NZ. I vote no!

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no don't change it! 🙁 :/

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I think it shouldn't be changed

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Yes please but don't change it to much

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I dont think we shloud get another flag why because our other flag has been around for a very long time and there is nothing wrong with it.

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don't change flag

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i think that nz should stick with the same flag

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Change it!

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true brada tpain omg i love scones S-A-G-E buddy

NO WAY I DO NOT WANT A NEW FLAG

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Don't change the flag I love our difference. Because some of our people fought for their rights underneath the very same flag. So don't change it pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease

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Change it

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Change it to the silver fern!!!

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no,this is not good it would mean that if there is no union jack on our flag we would have severed our ties with the commonwealth.Not good.Do not agree.hate the idea.

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I wish that the new zealand flag is not going to change.

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I like our flag and I personally think that a silver fern wouldn't be a good idea

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NOOOOOOOOOOOO! -runs away screaming-

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I love the idea of it it is awesome to have a new one now it. Would be really nice to have a new New Zealand flag around

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I love the ideas

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no the new ones ugly

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I think it should be changed!

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Oh!Thats not fair at all. I want to keep our flag its cool.Not fair.

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no, it's perfect

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I hope the flag looks cool

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Canada changed their flag, so I think we should too.

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i think the new zealand flag should get changed because it has been the same for ages. it should change!

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YES!!!!!