Referendum flags fly in Nelson


Nelson’s Speedy Signs shop proudly flies the five referendum flags ahead of next months vote.

The flags were made in-house and were raised this morning, already drawing a lot of attraction.

Employee Mike Smith says they’ve had people come into the shop and pick a favourite but also several who want to keep the existing flag.

“It’s the 26 million dollar question – which one will New Zealand choose?”

Company director, Glen Irain says it’s good for people to start seeing them.

“The referendum is coming up, people need to make a decision.”

“It’s like buying a new outfit, you’ve got to see how it looks and feels.”

Glen says they will be flying Monday-Friday, until the referendum at least.

The flags are up for sale and Glen says they’ve already had a purchase on the blue and black fern with the southern cross