My flag was inspired by Maori name of this land, Aotearoa. Land of the long white cloud is a beautiful and simple way to describe New Zealand. With this simple description I chose to keep the flag to a simple two colours. The white represents the long cloud and the blue represents the sea that surrounds these three islands. I chose to keep the Southern Cross after listening to people talk about our flag and its something as a country we identify with. The Koru’s represent our distinctive Maori culture but also our native flora and fauna.