The Herald reports:
Mr Little made the comment during debate in Parliament on the Flag Referendums Bill, a bill Labour is opposing despite Mr Little’s own desire for a new flag and Labour’s 2014 policy to start the process to secure that change.
Mr Little said while thousands of New Zealanders wanted a change of flag, they did not believe it was the right time.
“This is not a poor reflection on New Zealanders, many of whom would like something different. Many of them want a change to the national anthem too, because they are sick of singing a dirge every time you turn up to a festive occasion. Most of them sing along to the Australian national anthem before they sing along to our own.”
I don’t know any Kiwis who do this. Genuinely interested if you do.