Just flag failure to dwell on

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National left NZ in tatters to deliver the surplus that matters. But Mr Key’s biggest disappointment is that he was not able to change the flag.

All the families exited from state houses, and children in cars, doesn’t seem to figure. Nor Christchurch houses teetering on Sellotape repairs, Dunedin Hospital on its last legs and Middlemore mayhem. Pike was a spike in the nation.

The no-more-taxes party raised GST to 15 percent. The poor, of course, spent all their money paying the increased GST and petrol taxes, but that wasn’t Mr Key’s concern. The flag reigned supreme.

It didn’t matter if people fought for the flag — let’s give it a makeover, what a drag. Never mind the pressure on housing, over-the-top house prices and rents because of immigration, just to keep wages down. There was always this flag, ready to flap the next National Party member on their way out — having achieved nothing, not even a $26 million flag flip.

Niels Zindel, Nelson

National left NZ in tatters to deliver the surplus that matters. But Mr Key’s biggest disappointment is that he was not able to change the flag.

All the families exited from state houses, and children in cars, doesn’t seem to figure. Nor Christchurch houses teetering on Sellotape repairs, Dunedin Hospital on its last legs and Middlemore mayhem. Pike was a spike in the nation.

The no-more-taxes party raised GST to 15 percent. The poor, of course, spent all their money paying the increased GST and petrol taxes, but that wasn’t Mr Key’s concern. The flag reigned supreme.

It didn’t matter if people fought for the flag — let’s give it a makeover, what a drag. Never mind the pressure on housing, over-the-top house prices and rents because of immigration, just to keep wages down. There was always this flag, ready to flap the next National Party member on their way out — having achieved nothing, not even a $26 million flag flip.

Niels Zindel, Nelson

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W Gerrard - 4 months ago
So true Niels!

Judy Collie - 4 months ago
Niels, it is the same in Australia. The latest reason for changing the flag and/or the anthem and downgrading Anzac Day is that newcomers to the country are offended by all three. My suggestion is that if they don't like it then go back to the country they left, and stop trying to turn ours into what they left.

John Bower, Auckland - 4 months ago
Well said

Mike Morgan, Otira - 4 months ago
Right on the money there Niels - the $26 million could have been used to reopen the Gisborne to Napier railway line.

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