NZ Flag Referendum Poll
NZ Flag Referendum
>The red and
blue Lockwood fern is ahead of the blue and black fern as
>Through the single transferable vote
system the red and blue fern edges the blue and black fern,
but it is within margin of error.
>None of the proposed
designs seriously challenge the current flag in a
Full results: UMR_Flag_Referendum__October_2015__media_release.pdf
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Overseas Investment Rules: New National Interest Test
Associate Finance Minister David Parker said under current Overseas Investment Act rules, assets such as ports and airports, telecommunications infrastructure, electricity and other critical infrastructure are not assessed through a national interest lens.
“We are introducing a number of new powers, consistent with global best practice, to protect New Zealanders’ best interests in such important – often monopoly – assets,” David Parker said.
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