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By comparison, flying two flags in Australia, representing First Peoples and those who arrived later, has been working ok for about a decade without it causing any significant problems nor the end of life as we know it.
It affirms Australia’s First Peoples and recognises their special relationship with country. In many other respects, New Zealand-Aotearoa is way ahead in these matters, and now has a good means of displaying this hard won fact.
In a rich paradox, Winston Peters – an ace populist politician (‘flagging’ in the polls) and looking for a means to get back into the game – was very quick off the mark to make use of the politics of division in the name of national unity! Get with it Winston, we have all moved on.