Residents of New Zealand decided not to change the flag of your country. These are the preliminary results of the referendum in which new Zealanders were asked to vote for a new flag design or to speak in favour of maintaining the usual “colonial” flag.
For the new national flag became black-and-blue flag with four red stars, divided into two unequal parts by a branch of the new Zealand silver fern voted 43% of participants of plebiscite, according to NZHerald. 56% felt that nothing needs to be changed.
The current version of the new Zealand flag incorporates the “Union Jack”, which symbolizes the colonial past – from 1839 to 1953 the country was a British colony. Four stars, located to the right of the flag, have different size and symbolize the constellation the southern Cross.