Silver Fern Southern Cross (Black)
This option is the same layout as my blue background flags but in black. There have been a number of other black options submitted but I feel the fern should be top left and not too small or too over powering.
The fern is essential to promoting our national identity and with the stars on the flag a separate identity would be in place when compared to the current black sporting options that exist. And over time sports and other enthusiasts would migrate to using this flag with pride just as Canadians do with theirs.
A black flag with a fern in whatever layout is a no brainer. World-wide it just smacks of New Zealand. I feel the international community would be surprised if we came up with anything else.
We need to put the current (hopefully temporary) Middle East situation aside and not let that stare us away from what is our national colour.
(There are many fern options, this is an example which Kyle Lockwood has allowed me to use but it could easily be changed if required by the panel. The fern must obviously be different from those used by sporting associations)