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NZFlag.com trust

NZFlag.com trust

In 2004, the NZFlag.com trust mounted a campaign to change the New Zealand flag. The trust organised a petition with the aim of gathering at least 270,000 signatures, enough to force a citizens-initiated referendum on the topic. However, only 100,000 signatures were collected. Here, campaign manager Iona Pannett is pictured in 2005 with some suggestions for a new flag alongside the current flag. Referendums on the flag in 2015 and 2016 resulted in the retention of the current flag.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 19 March 2005, p. 7
Photograph by Peter McIntosh

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Flags - Changing the flag', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33989/nzflagcom-trust (accessed 1 December 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2016