On Thursday we will know whether we have a new flag.
And we will know if NZ One's Kiwimeter is a reliable indicator of what New Zealand's think about being kiwi.
According to Kiwimeter 57% of New Zealander want to retain the existing flag.
Given the meter is being measured at the same time as New Zealanders are voting in the flag referendum, it is a perfect benchmark to see if Kiwimeter respondents are a fair representation (as good sample) of the nation as a whole.
If the referendum result is materially different from the 57% in favour of no change reported by Kiwimeter then we can fairly disregard Kiwimeter as a representative measure of what kiwi's think it means to be a Kiwi in 2016.
The link to the Kiwimeter is here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/kiwimeter-kind-kiwi-you