Positives to change the flag
There are countless times where New Zealand's flag has been mixed up with the Australians. We are very well known for the silver fern which we fly at many rugby games, other sports and on our national sports uniforms. We need a flag that can represent us for who we are as a country now not what we were 10 years ago.
Negatives to change the flag
Many men and women sacrificed their personal lives to provide a better future for the rest of us at home. Fighting under the current New Zealand flag. Some say their is no purpose for a change, our people fought for our country and flag which to me is a very important aspect to consider.
Every New Zealand citizen were involved with this issue. Their votes were counted to help decide what flag we will be recognised as a country. John key and parliament had a lot to do with bringing up the conversation and pushed to have a new flag.
How the issue was caused
In 2015 john key bought up a very controversial topic which got the whole country discussing wether or not they wanted a change. Some people came to protest their opinion at the beehive which caused some security issues. Some say we can't not have the Union Jack because we will ldjchclin from the common wealth but other countries had very similar flags as ours but changed so it can represent them as a country and not the common wealth.