April 11, 2014

Why a Flag Has New Zealand in a Flap

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge swan around New Zealand with young Prince George, Kiwis are beginning to think about ditching an important symbol of their British heritage. Not the British monarchy, although Kiwis will rid themselves of that institution in due course. No, the debate is about changing New Zealand’s flag, partly because it has the Union Jack in the corner and partly because it looks so much like the Australian flag that all but the nationals of those two countries have trouble telling them apart.

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