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New Zealand PM suggests referendum on new national flag

9 February 2014 Last updated at 23:37 GMT

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has unexpectedly suggested changing the design of the country's national flag.

It comes after criticism that it is so similar to Australia's flag, that when put to the test, many people failed to distinguish the two.

Mauricio Olmedo-Perez reports from Auckland.

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