Is it time to change New Zealand's national flag?
Prime Minister John Key says he will consider changing
the national flag at this year's election if there is a public
appetite for it.
Mr Key said this morning he
would consult with senior ministers about a new flag, and
would not rule out a referendum on the issue as part of the
He believed a change was unlikely but he wanted to test the
waters to see if the public wanted a new flag.
If ministers agreed, the Government would choose a flag and
ask the public to vote yes or no, Mr Key said.
His personal preference was for a silver fern on a black
background, but he said it would be very difficult to get a
consensus on a new design.
- By Isaac Davison of the NZ Herald