Alternative NZ flag designs to fly from the Aotea Centre
The five potential, alternative NZ flag designs to fly from
the Aotea Centre.
At the request of the
independent Flag Consideration Panel, the five potential,
alternative New Zealand flag designs will fly from the roof
of the Aotea Centre from Tuesday 17 November until the end
of the referendum period (11 December).
This will give
the public a chance to consider the five flags flying in a
real-life situation, in the order they will appear in the
referendum. Auckland Museum flew the five flags last Sunday
and a number of councils around New Zealand are also flying
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