New Zealanders to vote on changing national flag

Published on March 11th, 2014

New Zealanders will soon get to vote on whether to change their national flag, which many view as a relic from a colonial past. Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday announced plans to hold a referendum within three years. His political opponents said they would follow through with those plans even if they oust Key in this year’s national elections. Full report.

In this photo taken on Monday, March 3, 2014, Victor Gizzi, left, and David Moginie, managers at flag manufacturer Flagmakers, pose next to flags of New Zealand, left, and Australia, in their factory near Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealanders will get to vote soon on whether to change their national flag, which many view as a relic from a colonial past and too similar to Australia's flag. Photo: Nick Perry, AP

In this photo taken on Monday, March 3, 2014, Victor Gizzi, left, and David Moginie, managers at flag manufacturer Flagmakers, pose next to flags of New Zealand, left, and Australia, in their factory near Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealanders will get to vote soon on whether to change their national flag, which many view as a relic from a colonial past and too similar to Australia’s flag. Photo: Nick Perry, AP

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