Nelson says old flag… just


Nelson voters have opted to keep the current flag, but the margin was closer than the national results.

According to information at, 51.9 per cent of Nelsonians voted to keep the old flag, while 47.8 per cent wanted the silver fern flag.

The national results from more than 2.1 million votes were 56.6 per cent for the old flag and 43.2 per cent for the fern.

Overall, 73.3 per cent of registered Nelson voters had their say on the issue.

In West Coast-Tasman 57.8 per cent wanted to retain the old flag and 41.9 wanted the fern