Last week we voted to keep the flag, complete with that indelible mark of empire, the Union Jack.
But in other parts of the world, they're doing away with reminders of the colonial past. Protests at Capetown and Oxford Universities have focused on "racist mass murderer" Cecil Rhodes.
So what of New Zealand? Do we have any targets? Colonial memorials harbouring dark secrets? You bet. The Nation went in search.
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