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Change the NZ Flag launches campaign

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Change the NZ Flag has launched its campaign to encourage New Zealanders to get involved in helping the country choose a new flag, that is for New Zealand and from New Zealand.

"Change the NZ Flag is an independent, non-political, design-neutral society that is committed to building support for, and involvement with, the flag change process," says Change the NZ Flag spokesperson Lewis Holden.

"New Zealand has the unique opportunity to pick a flag that represents the modern, proud and independent nation that we are today, and it’s important that Kiwis take this once in a lifetime chance to have a debate on how we represent our national identity to ourselves, and the world."

"We’re enthusiastic about the proposed flag change process," says Mr Holden.

"It offers Kiwis far greater involvement on what our new flag should look like than has ever been done before. Even in Canada where their flag change process produced the iconic Maple Leaf design, the final say rested with their Parliament, rather than voters, so we’re excited that the people of New Zealand get to decide on both their favourite alternative design, and whether we should adopt that ahead of the current flag."

Over the coming months, Change the NZ Flag will work to promote the merits of changing the flag, share information about the flag change process, and encourage all New Zealanders to get involved in what is an important national debate.

"This flag referendum process represents perhaps the best chance for centuries to come for New Zealanders to pick a new flag that is truly for New Zealand, from New Zealand," says Mr Holden.

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