A variation on my Fern and Stars Flag. This flag more fully utilises the red white and blue colours of the original NZ Flag but adds the black and white and the fern shape taken from Clay Sinclairs' 'The Fern'. This variation leans more towards retention of key elements of our original flag under which many brave Kiwis have fought and died. However it removes the British Union Jack and adds the Fern to symbolise our coming of age as an independant nation. The stars of the Southern Cross are retained and their border echoed in the fern.
I am a NZ Permanent resident who has lived in NZ for twenty years and currently reside in Westport on the West Coast. I am a proud New Zealander.