Let RSA choose which New Zealand flag to fly
Internal Affairs Spokesperson
2014 MEDIA STATEMENT
choose which New Zealand flag to fly
supporting suggestions a referendum be held to determine
whether the New Zealand flag should be changed.
Internal Affairs spokesperson Trevor Mallard says the time
has come for a change.
“It is right for the issue to be
put to the public.
“I would however support the ability
of the RSA and similar organisations to continue to fly the
current flag if they so wish.
“We changed our national
anthem from ‘God Save the Queen’ on a gradual, optional
basis and I think that process worked,” Trevor Mallard
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