The Red Silver Fern design should be the alternate choice for the 2nd NZ Flag Referendum
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The Red, White and Blue Kyle Lockwood flag design won the most First Preference votes (580,241 vs 559,587 for the Black version) in the recent 2015 New Zealand Flag Referendum, and even after the Second Preference votes were counted the Red variant still had almost 20,000 more votes than the sombre Black Silver Fern option.
The Black Lockwood design eventually went on to 'win' this flawed referendum only after the Third and Fourth Preference votes were counted. We contend that the late addition of the 'Red Peak' design as a fifth choice substantially corrupted the result and that more New Zealanders are in favour of the more brightly coloured and upbeat Red Silver Fern design, than the cold and sombre Black version, and that the Black version is more suited to sporting events than as our National flag.
We are calling on the New Zealand Government to re-instate the Red Silver Fern design as the official Preferred Alternative choice for the Second New Zealand Flag Referendum in March 2016.
We are also calling on all New Zealanders to seriously consider whether you want a brightly coloured National Flag, or whether you're happy to have a dreary dark blue and black emblem. Even if you voted for the Black variant, particularly because it has the silver fern design element, you still have this choice to let our Government know that you think a stunning Red, White and Blue flag would be a better option for New Zealand in the 21st Century.
There are many New Zealanders who voted for the Red Silver Fern design who believe that it is a very suitable replacement for our incumbent flag, but who also believe it would be better to retain the existing flag than be lumbered with the lacklustre Black variant for generations to come.
Please sign our petition and support our campaign to get the NZ Government to re-think the Preferred Alternative for the second referendum before it's too late.
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