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“Senior Government Ministers in New Zealand are due to meet to discuss the possibility of a referendum on changing the country's flag.

The current flag has a Union Jack on the top left corner and four red stars on the right.

Independent MP Peter Dunne describes the current flag as "anachronistic" and as "smacking of British imperialism."

Prime Minister John Key says he would prefer to change to a new flag with a black background and silver fern --the logo used by the All Blacks!

Socialist indigenous rights Mana Party MP Hone Harawira has also suggested switching to the Tino Rangatiratanga flag (better known as the Maori flag!) He says "we are not just babies of Queen Victoria, we are our own people, an independent nation."”

By AnBalores Posted: February 23, 2014

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  • IainS  |  February 23 2014, 7:35PM

    Well done New Zealand. All and every example of English imperialism must be stamped on.

 
 

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