|Photo says it all – after the final flag referendum vote New Zealand is|
retaining its current Union Jack flag.
- There was a stronger emotional tie to the current flag and all it stood for?
- The popular consensus is the old design looked better than the new one?
- A vote against the flag was a vote against its proponent New Zealand Prime Minister John Key,? and/or
- The $26 million for the special referendums plus the potential costs associated with changing the flags?
|Wayne said he thinks they should’ve gone with the Kiwi with the lasers.|
(This one – which never quite made the running)
Uhhh, I don’t believe he’s serious.
|Journey’s bow currently faces the night lights of Whangarei’s|
Town Basin bridge over the Hatea River.
Last year, between December 2014 and November 2015 we sailed from Florida USA to New Zealand, over 10,000 miles (visiting USA, Cuba, Colombia, Panama, Galapagos [Ecuador], French Polynesia, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand). Budget permitting, we will resume serious cruising when cyclone season ends in ~April 2016. We have not yet decided whether to sail to Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu then Australia (~4,000 miles), or just to Vanuatu then Australia. We plan to sell our boat in Australia and return to work – somewhere.