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New Zealand picks new flag design to change current flag

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015,11:18 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Wellington | New Zealanders chose a new flag design today but the question now is whether enough people will rally behind it to oust the current flag. Final results from a postal ballot were announced.

The winning design features a silver fern and red stars on a black and blue background. The new design will now go head-to-head against the current flag in a national vote in March.

The winning design has similarities to the current flag but ditches the British Union Jack in favor of the fern, which has become a national symbol and is worn by many sports teams, including the beloved All Blacks rugby team. New Zealanders earlier submitted more than 10,000 designs as they contemplated a change in their national symbol.

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