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New Zealanders to vote on changing Union Jack-style flag

Oct 29, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Prime Minister John Key says it s time for the former British colony to adopt a flag that is more recognizably Kiwi after more than a century under the existing banner

OLD AND NEW. New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on changing the national flag, with Prime Minister John Key hoping to drop the current design featuring Britain's Union Jack (right) in favor of a silver fern. NZ flag photo by Marty Melville, AFP; silver fern image from Wikipedia.