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New Zealand has edged closer to choosing a new national flag, with the final four options revealed on Tuesday morning at a ceremony in Wellington.

Two of the four were designed by Kiwi-born architect Kyle Lockwood, who has since settled in Melbourne.

Three of the four flags, selected by the plainly-named Flag Consideration Panel, feature the silver fern, an endemic New Zealand plant that figures largely in the country's culture.

The fourth option derives from the koru, a spiral shape that is itself based on an unfurling silver fern and is an important symbol in Maori art.
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The silver fern has won the imprimatur of two of New Zealand's most influential figures, Prime Minister John Key and All Blacks captain Richie McCaw (the silver fern also constitutes the All Blacks logo).

Debate has raged across the ditch since the conservative Mr Key last year announced a two-stage referendum would be held to decide on a potential new flag.
More than 10,000 design ideas were submitted, from which a long list of 40 was unveiled in August.

The shortlisted four designs will be put to a vote in November. The favourite from that poll will be pitted against the incumbent NZ flag at a second referendum in March next year.

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