The Southern Cross Flag retains the essentially New Zealand aspect of our present flag which is the Southern Cross or Te Kahui O Mahutonga.
The stars of the Southern Cross signify many things to New Zealanders. As a sea-faring nation these stars have guided many peoples to our islands shores.
Red pales are added to either side of the Southern Cross centre-piece. The pale nearest the hoist representing Maori (our first nation) for whom red is a symbol of mana.
The red pale on the fly representing the British for whom red is also of significance.
The white bands between the red pales and the Southern Cross centre-piece signify peace.
This flag represents the partners and intention of our founding document The Treaty of Waitangi, along with the many nationalities that now make up our nation.
It speaks to New Zealand a peaceful pacific nation of many nationalities who's enviroment and people are protected by a unique treaty we as a nation are proud of.