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Flags fly for second referendum

2 Feb 2016

Flags fly for second referendum

The proposed black and blue silver fern flag will fly along with the New Zealand flag outside Council’s Fitzherbert Street chambers from today, Tuesday 2 February. 

Council received the 2 flags after Mayor Meng Foon accepted an offer from the Flag Consideration Panel to display both flags in the run-up to the second referendum.

“The New Zealand flag takes precedence at the top of the pole with the suggested new flag below it,” says Mayor Foon.

“It gives the public a month to view and compare the flags before the referendum starts.”

The flag can stay up during the referendum, but must be taken down by 24 March.

“I hope that the public will participate in the postal voting soon,” says Mayor Foon.

The public can also approach the Flag Consideration Panel to borrow 2 flags. 

Information about the referendum

• The postal referendum will be between 3 - 24 March. The result is binding.

• Voting papers will be sent out in the mail. Voters must be correctly enrolled.

• People wishing to vote can enrol, check or update their details now to ensure their voting papers arrive.

• This can be done by calling 0800 36 76 56 or online at www.elections.org.nz(external link)