I started of with an adaptation of the yin and yang, which looks at how supposedly opposite and contrary types are in fact complementary. I thought this would symbolise the friction that is often perceived between the european and maori communities, communities that are all ultimately a part of the same national community.
I adapted the yin and yang symbol slightly to make it look more like two kiwis, though it could be altered again to look like a kiwi and a fish if one wanted to look at our terrestrial and marine fauna.
The flag includes the red white and blue of the current flag, as well as the red, white, and black of the maori tino rangitiratanga flag, with the white horizontal line signifying the uniqueness of each community.
While I had more of a maori/european focus in this flag, I feel it certainly could be looked at as commemorating our inclusion of all communities and religions into our country and our culture; our acceptance of our past, and looking to moving forward together as a single national unit.