The silver fern and the black, red and white colours are internationally recognised as symbols of New Zealand, Aotearoa. The red stars of the Southern Cross with their white outline echo the original flag and our proud heritage.
The main fern image is modified version of the simple fern flag of Clay Sinclair - The Fern (alternative design)
The red stars with their white outline are from the current NZ Flag.
I am a NZ Permanent Resident of British descent who has been here in NZ for twenty years. I live on the West Coast and am a proud New Zealander.