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This honourable flag encapsulates New Zealand and its people. Detailed yet simplistic, it cleverly incorporates our nation’s most iconic emblems and colours.
The SILVER FERN, Kaponga, represents Aotearoa; the Land of the Long White Cloud. The 16 leaf segments of the fern represent the 16 regions of NZ.
The KORU represents the growing strength of Aotearoa and shows our perpetual movement upwards towards a bright and prosperous future.
The SOUTHERN CROSS, Māhutonga, guided our ancestors to find our country. The stars also represent the major island groups of NZ; North Island, South Island, Stewart Island, and the Chatham Islands. It is also a nod to the Current NZ Flag.
The COLOURS, Ngā Tae, are the traditional colours of both NZ Māori and British culture.
- BLACK, Mangu, represents the soul of our country, new beginnings and our potential.
- BLUE, Kikorangi, represents the beautiful Pacific Ocean which surrounds us.
- RED, Whero, symbolises the heart of our land, the blood of our nation and the sacrifices made by New Zealanders.
- WHITE, Mā, symbolises purity and harmony. It is the colour of the silver fern and the Long White Cloud.