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Old Jun 9th 2018, 2:29 pm
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We're not holding any more dumbarsed referendums. The last one cost over $120 million and caused huge grief and hurt and the result was exactly what everyone said it would be before the money was wasted.
Amen to that.
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We're not holding any more dumbarsed referendums. The last one cost over $120 million and caused huge grief and hurt and the result was exactly what everyone said it would be before the money was wasted.
The last referendum we had cost $26 million to decide on whether to change our flag to help the rest of the world to distinguish us from our Aussie neighbours. Thankfully people were not in favour of the hand-made designs, that consisted mainly of alternate arrangements of the stars, kiwis, lasers, sheep, more kiwis, and more sheep.
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
The last referendum we had cost $26 million to decide on whether to change our flag to help the rest of the world to distinguish us from our Aussie neighbours. Thankfully people were not in favour of the hand-made designs, that consisted mainly of alternate arrangements of the stars, kiwis, lasers, sheep, more kiwis, and more sheep.
The Kiwi government should have felt very sheepish after that.

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The last referendum we had cost $26 million to decide on whether to change our flag to help the rest of the world to distinguish us from our Aussie neighbours. Thankfully people were not in favour of the hand-made designs, that consisted mainly of alternate arrangements of the stars, kiwis, lasers, sheep, more kiwis, and more sheep.
You were fleeced.
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You were fleeced.
Baaaaad.
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Old Jun 11th 2018, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
The last referendum we had cost $26 million to decide on whether to change our flag to help the rest of the world to distinguish us from our Aussie neighbours. Thankfully people were not in favour of the hand-made designs, that consisted mainly of alternate arrangements of the stars, kiwis, lasers, sheep, more kiwis, and more sheep.
I thought the silver fern design was striking, original, and elegant. To me, a shame it didn’t pass. I always wondered why, unlike Canada, AUS and NZ are keen on keeping the Union Jack component.

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
The Kiwi government should have felt very sheepish after that.

I should think they're on the lamb now, after that.
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Old Jun 11th 2018, 2:07 pm
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I thought the silver fern design was striking, original, and elegant. To me, a shame it didn’t pass. I always wondered why, unlike Canada, AUS and NZ are keen on keeping the Union Jack component.
Because generally speaking no one is that fussed and probably think that as long as Queen Elizabeth II (or King Charles/William/George etc) is our Head of State we'll keep the flag as is. If we ever become a Republic, it'll get changed.
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Because generally speaking no one is that fussed and probably think that as long as Queen Elizabeth II (or King Charles/William/George etc) is our Head of State we'll keep the flag as is. If we ever become a Republic, it'll get changed.
I suppose. Not to say you’re like Canada, but they kept their commonwealth identity (queen also head of state) while also creating a flag showing their independent identity. I’m guessing the long geographic distance makes for not wanting to forget the links.
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Changing the Canadian flag wasn't easy. I was only 9 but I remember the process, and the losing entries. The Red Ensign we were using before was only on loan from the Royal Navy iirc so there was a reason to adopt a new one.

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I suppose. Not to say you’re like Canada, but they kept their commonwealth identity (queen also head of state) while also creating a flag showing their independent identity. I’m guessing the long geographic distance makes for not wanting to forget the links.
Don't understand the distance thing. Every now and then there's talk of a new flag and there have been some good designs but there's not enough interest. It's the flag, it works. The republicans grumble but they don't care enough to push it.
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I thought the silver fern design was striking, original, and elegant. To me, a shame it didn’t pass. I always wondered why, unlike Canada, AUS and NZ are keen on keeping the Union Jack component.
Except you see it all the time here at All Blacks games. So it has a strong link to sport and particularly the AB's , many people didn't like it for that reason. I don't like the black background either. The Kiwis have a thing about black, living here is like being at a funeral, permanently .
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Except you see it all the time here at All Blacks games. So it has a strong link to sport and particularly the AB's , many people didn't like it for that reason. I don't like the black background either. The Kiwis have a thing about black, living here is like being at a funeral, permanently .
Apparently there was a version of the fern flag that from a distance looked like a notorious flag from the Middle East. I wasn’t crazy about black as a background either. But it just seems the current is a bit of a holdout from the colonial days (as is AUS as well).

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Old Jun 11th 2018, 10:31 pm
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Apparenly there was a version of the fern flag that from a distance looked like a notorious flag from the Middle East. I wasn’t crazy about black as a background either.
The laser-eyed kiwi was the best of a bad bunch
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I should think they're on the lamb now, after that.
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