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We should be proud of our flag

We should be proud of our flag


Most people worldwide are proud of their national flag. That pride has nothing to do with the design or uniqueness of the flag. Pride comes from its being the symbol that represents the nation. The New Zealand flag has represented us for 145 years this coming October. Only 14 other national flags are that old. A black flag - the symbol of anarchy and rugby - can never be a national flag.

The Prime Minister's dismissive comment that the flag "symbolises a colonial and post-colonial era whose time has passed" says more about John Key's lack of patriotism than anything else. Our flag has stood the test of time. It will outlast political meddling.

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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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