NZ confirms dwindle referendum candidate

Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue), by Kyle Lockwood, flies on tip of a Wellington Town Hall on 12 Oct 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.Image copyright
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The pattern patrician Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue) has been reliable as a winner

New Zealand has reliable that a black, white and blue china fern pattern won a referendum to turn a probable new flag, after a final votes were counted.

A second referendum will be hold in Mar to confirm either to adopt a new dwindle or keep a stream one.

The pattern was named as a rough leader on Friday though this final total factors in late and abroad votes.

A identical pattern in red and blue came in a tighten second.

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Silver Fern (Red, White and Blue) came in second

Both flags were designed by engineer Kyle Lockwood. About 1.5 million votes were expel in a referendum, with a voter audience of 49%, pronounced New Zealand’s choosing commission.

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New Zealanders will confirm in Mar either to keep a stream flag, or adopt a new one

Still in third place is Red Peak, a pattern that was renouned on amicable media and was combined to a list following an online lobbying campaign.

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Red Peak, by engineer Aaron Dustin, was renouned on amicable media though in a finish came in third

The winning design, famous strictly as Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue), happens to be Prime Minister John Key’s pick, and he had progressing voiced pleasure that it had won in a rough tally.

New Zealanders were asked to select that of 5 designs they preferred.

The referendum has divided opinion in New Zealand over a cost and timing.

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The 5 dwindle finalists were criticised as being uninspiring

The whole practice is approaching to cost around NZ$27m (£12m, $18m).

Many also took emanate with a final 5 flags on a ballot, observant they were mostly uninspiring.

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The preference to select a new dwindle has been corroborated by Mr Key, who has pronounced a stream one is too identical to Australia’s and that it is time to mislay a Union Jack from a stream flag.

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