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    Watchful, so nice to hear from someone that has walked the walk and can talk the talk. Shame we didn't hear more from people like you who put a different light on the flag in war time. As for emerging markets, had never considered that either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchful View Post
    A few years ago I had the pleasure of speaking to John Key about this. The flag can be a stumbling block in many of our markets especially emerging ones. Our identity can be confusing when our National flag is so similar to that of our neighbour.
    I also served under that flag in areas of operation such as Bouganville, East Timor and Afghanistan. We actually wore black kiwi patches instead of the flag and flags were removed from our flying suits. Sometimes it is better to be a 'who is that Kiwi' and not mistaken for someone else.
    I personally didn't like the other options but I voted to change to one with a fern design - can't remember which because it was probably crap. And yes I served for NZ not for the flag.
    I agree wholeheartedly with this. But it seems the general NZ population doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveW View Post
    I agree wholeheartedly with this. But it seems the general NZ population doesn't.
    Maybe if the general population had been given the opportunity to hear comments like these and be better informed there would have been a different outcome. Besides plenty of the general population voted for no change just to spite John Key. They didn't like him and would never agree to a flag change even if they thought it a good idea.
    No difference now with Jacinda, people vote on personality not policy.


 

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