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    These were the choices the people voted on in yesterday's referendum. The top design won and will now go head-to-head with the existing flag in another vote next year. Based on what my kiwi friends say the new design will win easily. Australia next...

    I like the #1 choice or maybe #3 but it lacks the important Southern Cross.

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    I like #2.
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    I like #2 as well. Is that the leaf HMQ always wears as a brooch when she visits down under? I assume it has major significance?

    Any particular reason they're ditching the Union Jack?
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    The silver fern is endemic to NZ and more or less the national/cultural symbol. They are dropping the UK flag as it's no longer really relevant to modern NZ which is still part of the Commonwealth with HMQ as their head of state but is no longer part of the British Empire. I think the same will happen to the Aussie flag when we vote for independence next time.
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    i liked numbers 1 and 3 of the other contenders. though my favourite was 'laser kiwi', which didn't make it into the finalists. and yes, i've been closely following the kiwi flag saga thanks to my kiwi friends on facebook.

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    "Replacing the Union Jack with a leaf is a great idea." - Canada

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    I like #2.

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    I also prefer #2

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    The winning design and #2 were by the same guy, and are exactly the same just with the colour changed. I agree it looks better red but the colour black is as important to Kiwis as the silver fern - the All Blacks are gods, and most of their other sporting teams wear black and/or the silver fern. Black was always going to win.

    I hope they adopt the new flag then it'll be our turn.
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    Honestly, I hope they keep the old flag. Even colonialism is better than that 90s clip-art monstrosity that won. It looks like a teatowel.
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    When the old and new flag go head to head in the second referendum next year the polls show the existing flag will win. It does have a bit more gravitas than the new tea towel.
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    I'd rather a tea towel than the Union Jack. I don't think we'll ever get rid of our flag because every time it's discussed the oldies cry "Gallipoli!" and everyone has to shut up and be respectful.
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    When they die off, you can use the proper flag.

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    All Blacks are gods made me giggle!

    I voted for #2.

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