Members of The Flag Consideration Panel are currently travelling around the country to hold workshop meetings. These workshops are a platform for New Zealanders to consider options for the New Zealand flag’s future.
These meeting will be held in towns and cities throughout Aotearoa to give the public an opportunity to meet members of the panel, learn the history of the current New Zealand flag, ask questions and have their say.
The cost for The Flag Consideration project is estimated to be $25.7 million over two years. These costs will go towards a postal referendum worth $17.3 million and public consultation which will cost around $6.7 million.
Communications specialist for the New Zealand Flag Consideration project, Suzanne Stephenson says a mere 3,300 people have visited by way of public workshops, engagement hui and information stands in busy public locations.
This week, meetings in Auckland include:
Mon 22 June: Public workshop, Pacific Room, The Spencer on Byron Hotel, Byron Ave, Takapuna Beach, 6pm to 7.30pm
Tue 23 June: Public workshop, Event Centre, Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Auckland Domain, 6pm to 7.30pm
Wed 24 June: Public workshop, Lynfield Room, Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, 6pm to 7.30pm
Thu 25 June: Public workshop, Pacific Business Trust, 733 Great South Road, Otahuhu, 6pm to 7.30pm
Sun 28 June: Engagement hui, Event Centre, Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Auckland Domain, 1pm to 5pm
Other meetings in different areas include:
Tuesday 30 June - Public workshop, Lawson Field Theatre, Vogel Street, Gisborne, 5.30pm to 7pm.
Wednesday 1 July - Information stand at Countdown Dargaville, Dargaville Plaza, Victoria St, 12.30pm to 5.30pm.
Thursday 2 July - Information stand at Cameron Street Mall, 10.30am to 3.30pm, (wet weather venue to be confirmed).
Thursday 2 July - Public workshop at the Marina Room, Kingsgate Hotel, 9 Riverside Drive, Riverside, 5.30pm to 7pm.
Friday 3 July - Information stand at New World, 99 Kerikeri Rd, 11.30am to 6pm.
Waitangi, Te Taitokerau
Sunday 5 July - Engagement hui at Te Taitokerau, 9am to 1pm.
The pōwhiri will begin at Te Tii Waitangi Marae at 9am, hui commencing at 10am.
More information on the roadshow can be found on their website here.