• Navy blue = Sky (Rangi)
• Green = Nature (Papatuanuku/Tanemahuta)
• Teal = Pacific Ocean (Tangaroa)
• White horizontal = Land of the Long White Cloud (Aotearoa)
• White vertical = Foreshore
• Stars = Southern Cross (Reference to the navigation of our ancestors travels to this land)
COLOUR: I've used complimentary colours that reflect the natural beauty found around our country. I've intentionally avoided black as I associate that colour with death.
FORM: The paneling is divided proportionately inspired by the rule of thirds (W x H = 60%, 10%, 30%) and represents an abstract image of common scenery around our coasts.
I've used the red Southern Cross stars as a reference to NZ's current flag, I didn't use the silver fern as I feel it's a sporting icon and doesn't support much meaning beyond that.
I've designed the flag to look contemporary and minimal so that it is easy for a child to draw from memory and so that it looks distinguishable at any angle, scale or format... As seen here > https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155560610995487&set=a.10155560606305487.1073741829.832620486&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xta1%2Ft31.0-8%2F11270335_10155560610995487_1187505651556724946_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xta1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F11350505_10155560610995487_1187505651556724946_n.jpg%3Foh%3Dc59296eae2a7645a60863341bcc0171c%26oe%3D55F2EE9A%26__gda__%3D1442277079_3d4aeea719cb4ae7d92f600206f563ec&size=1450%2C2000