: FLAGGING IT
I agree with Mike Stockdale [ Tribune March 9] and would recommend Wally Richards urgently seek ophthalmological advice regarding his failing vision. The silver fern has been a proud symbol of New Zealand identity in one variation or another for at least 160 years and suddenly Wally thinks it looks like a white feather.
I find it sad that the discussion has degenerated into bagging such a wonderful and unique part of our history, past and future.-
And of course in Wally’s eyes anyone who supports the new flag over the old colonial/imperial one is a Key lackey.
For those who saw the Blair Tuke and Peter Burling potential sails side by side and filled with air ask yourself this: which one spoke most unmistakably of New Zealand? Which one could not possibly be confused with that of another country?
Phillip Prujean Highbury
Voting on the second flag referendum closes this Thursday, March 24. Preliminary results will be announced soon after with official results available next Wednesday March 30.