Flags play a meaningful but often unappreciated part in our lives. A new NZ flag like the present one has to speak out about NZ and our heritage.
The centre white panel represents Aotearoa, the Long White Cloud, with on one side the Tasman Sea and on the other the Pacific Ocean across which all of us came guided by the Southern Cross.
Simple, descriptive, distinctive.
After 30 years in the NZ Army I have appreciated the inspirational the role that flags have played on battlefields and sports fields, in pageantry and in promoting national pride. I collect flags and fly them regularly for all occasions.