New Zealand Report: Selwyn Manning delivers his New Zealand Report to Australia’s radio breakfast team. This week: Justin Bieber Gives Endorsement For Current Flag – Recorded live on 2/10/15.

U.S. performer Justin Bieber is in Auckland and during a radio interview urged Kiwis not to change our flag.

In November New Zealanders get to vote in a referendum on whether the old southern cross and Union Jack flag should be ditched and replaced with one of five new designs.

After checking out the options, Bieber said: “Are you guys not confident in your flag? It looks fine to me.”

And in a gesture perhaps to reinforce his sincerity, and before heading off to go bungy jumping and skydiving, a fairly friendly Justin Bieber handed over a signed pair of underpants.

Apparently the Calvin Klein briefs will be given away via the radio station’s Facebook page today.

Goodness has been restored to the world.

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.