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RSA calls for supporters of current flag to be heard

RSA calls for supporters of current flag to be heard

The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) says the 70 percent of New Zealanders who support the current flag should also have their preference on the referendum ballot paper in November.

RSA President BJ Clark says it appears the Government is willing to listen to supporters of the ‘Red Peak’ design and add that to the ballot paper for the first referendum.

“We ask the politicians that, while they are changing the law to include ‘Red Peak’, the current flag also be added to the first ballot paper.”

“Allowing the New Zealand public to make their choice from all the options available in November would be the simplest and most sensible solution to what has become an increasingly complicated and controversial process.

“Not only would this approach streamline and speed up that process, it would eliminate the need for a costly second referendum,” says Mr Clark.

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