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NZ Should Change Its Flag?

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Reason/Evidence For Keeping the Flag the Same

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People can get confused with the Australian flag.

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Hasn’t been changed since 1902.

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Silver fern represent NZ.

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The Union Jack combines the crosses of Saints George, Patrick and Andrew and is made up of the flags of England, Ireland and Scotland.

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49 Commonwealth countries have changed their flag and 4 Commonwealth countries still have the Union Jack.

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It represents the country which our soldiers fought and died for.

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Black has become NZ’s national colour and is associated with our many achievements internationally.

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It reminds us of events and achievements from our past.

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The Blue represents the clear skies and the Pacific Ocean.

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It was featured in the final of the Cricket World Cup.

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Still has the Southern Cross.

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We have grown up with and feel connected to this flag.

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Overall the evidence for this side is strong/weak/uncertain… because it states good reasons why we should change the flag, like the different designs.

Overall the evidence for this side is strong/weak/uncertain… because it states good reasons why we shouldn’t change the flag, like the historic events and stuff from the past.