FLAG DESIGN NAME: 'KORU HANDSHAKE'
The unfurling fern or 'koru' is symbolically strong in that it is 'ready' to open up; ready to embarce the world, ready to live. Traditionally seen as an emblem of life and regeneration, the koru is New Zealand's perfect natural symbol.
In this flag design, the 'Koru Handshake' represents the coming together of people, culture and traditions that help unite and breathe new life into the future of this land.
Is New Zealand: Aotearoa ready to open up and embrace the world with a new, stronger identity? This flag offers a visual manifestation of this philosophy.
The black, red and white are New Zealand's national colours and represented accordingly.