The Daily Mail Touts The Fern Flag As The New Flag!

If we decide to ditch the old flag so says the Daily Mail the fern will replace the old flag. I don’t know about you but I feel that it is a bit premature to make this world news just yet and me thinks that some powerful interests don’t want us to even have the second half of the referendum!

New Zealanders have chosen a silver fern on a black-and-blue background as their preferred flag design if the South Pacific nation decides to dump Britain’s Union Jack from its national banner, officials said Friday.

The design beat four other contenders in a nation-wide referendum, according to preliminary results released by the New Zealand Electoral Commission.

Simply titled ‘Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue)’, the design will go head-to-head with the existing flag in a second referendum in March next year.

The 'Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue)' will go head-to-head with New Zealand's existing flag in a second referendum in March next year

The ‘Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue)’ will go head-to-head with New Zealand’s existing flag in a second referendum in March next year

Simply titled 'Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue)', the design will go head-to-head with the existing flag in a second referendum in March next year. It was designed by Kyle Lockwood 

Simply titled ‘Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue)’, the design will go head-to-head with the existing flag in a second referendum in March next year. It was designed by Kyle Lockwood

The winning flag (top left) was polled against four other flags (all pictured) including a similar flag which came second, also designed by Mr Lockwood

The winning flag (top left) was polled against four other flags (all pictured) including a similar flag which came second, also designed by Mr Lockwood

‘While this is a preliminary result, New Zealanders can now turn their attention to deciding whether to keep the current flag, or replace it,’ Deputy Prime Minister Bill English said.

Prime Minister John Key has led the push for reform, saying the existing ensign is a colonial relic that is too easily confused with Australia’s flag.

He had previously nominated the winning design as his favourite, describing the silver fern as an instantly recognisable symbol of New Zealand.

The flag and an almost identical banner from the same designer, Kyle Lockwood, were clear winners in the five-way race, each receiving more than 550,000 first-choice votes of the 1.5 million ballots cast.

New Zealand flag options are pictured - the winning flag (top) will go head-to-head against the current flag (centre) in a second referendum in March
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2 thoughts on “The Daily Mail Touts The Fern Flag As The New Flag!

  1. Key is a hypocrite talkin about our current flag being a reminder of our colonial past when he is doin everything to to keep the monarchy alive in our politics -visits by the princes, tea with the Queen,anyway he wouldnt know because he aint old enough to know what that flag represents to this nation -is he God and goin to raise the dead who died for this country under our present flag I think not and since you Key dont really live here -stay in Hawaii we can do better without you

  2. I figured they would ONLY count Valid votes discounting ALLLLLL the others that crossed out all the flags.. I know this from talking to all the people I delivered referendums to as the local slave postie.. Even those that didn’t want to vote because they thought it was a waste of time, but reminding them that if they didn’t vote then those that want to change the flag will vote and not need a second referendum.. Sounds like moore MSM rhetoric.

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