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  #1519358 24-Mar-2016 22:25
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Basically the alternative design sucked and was weak . I think if the design was good, a new flag would have been voted in. A new flag is not going to fix nzs problems., so whether we have a new flag or not really makes little difference to most people lives.

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  #1519359 24-Mar-2016 22:27
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vexxxboy: im just annoyed that a lot of people just voted for the old flag as a vote against Key, i find that petty for what was an important referendum.

 

+1

 

I voted for the new flag despite disliking John Key and his policies.

 

Politicians come and go - flags last much longer. 

 

The current British Empire / NZ flag was designed in 1869 and introduced in 1902.

 

 

The British Empire no longer exists, and hasn't for something like 50+ years.

 

 

Exactly.

Which is one of several good reasons why we need a new flag.

 

I rest my case, Your Honour.  smile





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  #1519363 24-Mar-2016 22:31
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vexxxboy: im just annoyed that a lot of people just voted for the old flag as a vote against Key, i find that petty for what was an important referendum.

 

+1

 

I voted for the new flag despite disliking John Key and his policies.

 

Politicians come and go - flags last much longer. 

 

The current British Empire / NZ flag was designed in 1869 and introduced in 1902.

 

 

The British Empire no longer exists, and hasn't for something like 50+ years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly that is true.






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  #1519369 24-Mar-2016 22:59
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vexxxboy:

 

im just annoyed that a lot of people just voted for the old flag as a vote against Key, i find that petty for what was an important referendum.

 

 

I didn't vote against Key, I voted against bad design.

 

The beach towel is no more.


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It was all a rather sorry affair, I imagine somebody with far too much time and power thought it would be a light-hearted distraction in the form of NZ Idol, instead it became a way to divide the nation over a petty non-issue. Now they have to make calls for unity and acceptance.

 

We dodged a bullet with Scottish Independence, I am now far more concerned over Brexit, for example what will be the impact on all those Kiwis with UK passports.

 

 


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  #1519394 24-Mar-2016 23:47
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I would have voted for the a new flag if it had everything but the giant white fern.





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  #1519395 24-Mar-2016 23:59
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It's unfortunate, was really hoping for a change, I guess it's time to sign our selves up to be a state of Australia. :D


 
 
 
 


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  #1519440 25-Mar-2016 08:07
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I'm actually surprised that Key electorate voted against the flag.





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  #1519470 25-Mar-2016 08:33
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nakedmolerat: I'm actually surprised that Key electorate voted against the flag.

 

 

 

well I'm glad they didn't vote based on politics





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  #1519475 25-Mar-2016 08:39
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I voted for the alternative flag mainly due to wanting to get rid of the Union Jack of the current one, probably not the best reason.

 

I think the results have shown there is interest in change but needs to be handled better and taken away from being handled by a political party. 

 

The process was flawed, but to get a design everyone likes is impossible.

 

The only thing I really disliked about the referendum was the politicizing of it.

 

Am I upset by result, no I heartened that next time we will get it right and it will definitely change to something that better represents NZ and all the peoples here.

 

 

 

 





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  #1519477 25-Mar-2016 08:46
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lNomNoml:

 

It's unfortunate, was really hoping for a change, I guess it's time to sign our selves up to be a state of Australia. :D

 

 

But the Australians have the Union Jack on their flag too ...  undecided





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  #1519482 25-Mar-2016 08:54
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vexxxboy:

 

im just annoyed that a lot of people just voted for the old flag as a vote against Key, i find that petty for what was an important referendum.

 

 

I didn't vote against Key, I voted against bad design.

 

The beach towel is no more.

 

 

The Canadian flag has been very much admired here. This is what the Canadians said when their new one was on the table in the 60's

 

"Canada, another former British colony, agonised over a switch in the mid-1960s with the public submitting thousands of suggested new designs including everything from beavers to the fleur-de-lis. After months of debate, parliament approved the red-and-white flag emblazoned with a maple leaf."

 

"Some said it looked garish, a design better suited to a beach towel, while others said the whole process was politically motivated."

 

56.61% voted for no change. Given the human psyche of resisting change, you could argue its a win for the new flag.

 

Another quote

 

WVTM13, a local US news station ran the angle of New Zealand's decision to stay true to it's British roots.
"New Zealanders stay with Brit-inspired flag... Silver Fern loses to flag that looks a lot like Australia's flag."

 

 


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  #1519483 25-Mar-2016 08:55
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It was all a rather sorry affair, I imagine somebody with far too much time and power thought it would be a light-hearted distraction in the form of NZ Idol, instead it became a way to divide the nation over a petty non-issue. Now they have to make calls for unity and acceptance.

 

We dodged a bullet with Scottish Independence, I am now far more concerned over Brexit, for example what will be the impact on all those Kiwis with UK passports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"sorry affair", how so it is a good example of democracy in action and given the result shows it was worthwhile, had it been a landslide to current flag I would probably have agreed with you.

 

You may think it is a non issue but, again,  the results prove you wrong. "Scottish Independence" and Kiwi's holding UK passports is more of a "non issue" to me





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dafman:

 

vexxxboy:

 

im just annoyed that a lot of people just voted for the old flag as a vote against Key, i find that petty for what was an important referendum.

 

 

I didn't vote against Key, I voted against bad design.

 

The beach towel is no more.

 

 

The Canadian flag has been very much admired here. This is what the Canadians said when their new one was on the table in the 60's

 

"Canada, another former British colony, agonised over a switch in the mid-1960s with the public submitting thousands of suggested new designs including everything from beavers to the fleur-de-lis. After months of debate, parliament approved the red-and-white flag emblazoned with a maple leaf."

 

"Some said it looked garish, a design better suited to a beach towel, while others said the whole process was politically motivated."

 

56.61% voted for no change. Given the human psyche of resisting change, you could argue its a win for the new flag.

 

Another quote

 

WVTM13, a local US news station ran the angle of New Zealand's decision to stay true to it's British roots.
"New Zealanders stay with Brit-inspired flag... Silver Fern loses to flag that looks a lot like Australia's flag."

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Canadian flag was imposed on people who didn't want it.  While it stands out, that doesn't mean it's a good flag, or the right one.  If anything it's a symbol of how democracy was overruled.  


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  #1519487 25-Mar-2016 09:01
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lNomNoml:

 

It's unfortunate, was really hoping for a change, I guess it's time to sign our selves up to be a state of Australia. :D

 

 

But the Australians have the Union Jack on their flag too ...  undecided

 

 

Bet that they now vote to change it so it doesn't look like the NZ one..

 

Glad we didn't have this debate when decimal currency  was proposed, we'd still be talking in Pounds, Shillings  and Pence such is the influence of the "All British" in NZ..





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