1 Sep 2015

Final four flag designs - reactions unfurl

6:07 pm on 1 September 2015

The four designs that could replace New Zealand's current national flag have been revealed, and some New Zealanders have already picked their favourites.

10 year old Sam Cooper, from Ngaio Primary School, likes the koru.

Ngaio Primary School student Sam Cooper, 10, with the final four flag designs - announced today in Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

A government-appointed panel whittled down over 10,000 design submissions to a longlist of 40, which was made public in August, and the final four choices were revealed this morning.

A referendum will be held between 20 November and 11 December to decide which of the four designs will run against the current flag in a second referendum in March 2016.

The cost of the entire flag design project has been estimated at over $25 million.

Review the reaction on social media to the release of the final four designs here.

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