Auckland Airport flying both flags for duration of second referendum

03 March 2016

Auckland Airport is flying both the current New Zealand flag and the proposed Silver Fern alternative for the duration of the second referendum on the future of the New Zealand flag.

At 45 metres, the airport’s main flagpole is the tallest in the country. The two flags are each 72 square metres in size; the largest to be flown in New Zealand.

In accordance with official flag protocol, the current New Zealand flag is flying above the proposed alternative Silver Fern flag on the airport’s main flag pole. The two flags were raised just after midnight and will fly until 24 March 2016.

Anna Cassels-Brown, Auckland Airport’s spokesperson, says, “Auckland Airport is keen to support this national debate. We hope that flying these two flags will help people to compare the designs and decide their favourite for the referendum.”

“For the duration of the second referendum, Auckland Airport will also fly the current New Zealand flag and the proposed Silver Fern alternative from the four smaller flag poles above our international terminal building,” says Ms Cassels-Brown.

The flags being used by Auckland Airport during the second referendum have been supplied by the Flag Consideration Project.

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For further information please contact:

Simon Lambourne
+64 27 477 6120
simon.lambourne@aucklandairport.co.nz