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Green Party welcomes flag decision

Green Party welcomes flag decision

The Green Party is welcoming today’s announcement by Prime Minister John Key regarding a process for reviewing the flag, and will adopt and maintain that process when there is a change of government at the next election.

“The flag is an issue for New Zealanders, but it’s appropriate that it’s not the focus of this election,” said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman.

“There are much bigger issues at play this election, including increasing inequality, rising power prices and interest rates, dangerous climate change, and deteriorating water quality.

“We’re focused on lifting Kiwi kids out of poverty, bringing cheaper power prices to New Zealand families, and making sure our rivers are safe to swim in.

“When there is a change of government this election, we will also proceed with the process outlined today.

“This process looks reasonable, and it’s good that it will be treated dispassionately outside of the political realm of the election period.

“The Green Party supports a robust public conversation about changing New Zealand’s flag.”


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