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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says the island country is set to hold a vote within the next three years on changing the design of the national flag.

In a speech at Victoria University in the capital Wellington on Tuesday, Key announced plans to hold the referendum by 2017 on replacing the current flag with a new design.

The New Zealand ensign features the Union Jack in the top left corner with four stars of the Southern Cross in red with white outlines on a blue background.

The premier, however, said he wants to scrap the flag ”dominated by the United Kingdom” and change it to a black one with a silver fern on it.

“It’s my belief, and I think one increasingly shared by many New Zealanders, that the design of the New Zealand flag symbolizes a colonial and post-colonial era whose time has passed,” he said.

Any change in the country’s 112-year-old ensign is expected to abolish the Union Jack from the top left quadrant.

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  • Skreamer

    New Zealand has a flag?
    I call bullshit on this one!
    You need the ability to sow and dye materials!
    New Zealand does not yet have this technology!
    New Zealander’s are in one massive constant orgy with sheep!
    They produce sperm and wool and thats all!
    The votes beneath this message well tell if im right or wrong!

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