According to all who know far more than I, the people have spoken resoundingly and by 57% to 43% the vote was to keep the current flag. Whether or not that is resounding I cannot say. However, what is amazing is that there was a 67% turn out of eligible voters. Far more than for a general election. Does that mean the citizens of New Zealand have more interest in their flag than their politicians?
(Image from internet)
Anyway, after a referendum costing $26 million we will retain the current flag and there is no necessity to incur further cost in changing letterheads etc. Now that too has my vote!
Alas, this doomed idea of a flag change has divided public opinion and once again raised debate on whether we should become a republic rather than a dominion. Not in my life time, I say.
I work for a large Government Department. Outside work I enjoy embroidery and stitch mainly traditional pieces of counted work always in Linen and generally with DMC or silks. My other love is reading and I visit the local library nearly every week. My elderly mother lives with me. She is increasingly deaf and quite blind and in this blog is known affectionately as the DBEM.