Night Talk - Mitch Harris opening comments for Thursday, 5th April 2018.
Tonight: why can't former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key get past the fact that New Zealanders didn't want to change the flag?
In an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Sir John said his greatest regret from eight years as New Zealand's leader was not being able to change the flag.
He said he wanted to change the flag to something that was uniquely New Zealand; in doing so, he hoped Kiwis could build a more overt sense of national pride.
"This is not the most important issue by a long way for the country, but ultimately I was unsuccessful in changing the New Zealand flag and I have always thought back on that," Sir John said.
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