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Labour MP Sue Moroney has been reprimanded by her party's leader about a flag-related tweet she posted yesterday.
The politics of the flag referendum distracted people from its real meaning, says outgoing Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae. Audio
NZ's flag vote is being seen by global media as an endorsement of the Union Jack-emblazoned flag, rather than a rejection of the new design.
OPINION: For now the status quo is maintained, but questions about the national flag and the identity it reflects are far from answered, writes Lewis Holden.
OPINION: The shambolic flag saga is finally over, banished to eternal life as a pub quiz trivia question. So why does Toby Morris still feel so rotten about it all?
New Zealand has voted to keep the status quo in the second flag referendum. With 2 million votes cast, the current flag was backed by 56.6 percent of voters. Video
Prime Minister John Key says he is disappointed but New Zealand "gave it a good go". Look back at Megan Whelan's blog of the result and reaction. Video
A survey of MPs by RNZ News showed them almost evenly split between the current flag and the alternative blue-and-black Kyle Lockwood design. Audio
A survey of 121 MPs carried out by RNZ showed 57 had voted for change and 54 in favour of keeping the current flag. 6 did not respond. Audio
Prime Minister John Key says he won't be disappointed if the flag doesn't change, because the process has got people talking. Video, Audio
By the end of today, New Zealand will know if it has a new flag.
The Electoral Commission is urging people who have not yet voted in the flag referendum to post their votes today.
The police are investigating four possible cases of voting fraud in the flag referendum, including claims made by an Auckland man on Facebook about stealing hundreds of papers. Audio
The Electoral Commission is investigating claims an Auckland man stole hundreds of flag voting papers and voted in favour of the new design.
New Zealand First says only citizens should be able to vote in the flag referendum.
A group of government MPs met today to work out how to drum up more public support for changing the flag.
The possibility of the national flag changing will boost turnout in the second referendum next year, the New Zealand Flag Association said.
The winner of round 1 of the Flag Referendum will be known tonight. Audio
The country's choice of alternative flag should be known tonight after voting closes in the flag referendum. Audio
The Electoral Commission says anyone who hasn't voted yet in the first flag referendum needs to get a wriggle on. Audio