I believe that the Black Ensign is not a huge change from the present Blue Ensign that both New Zealand and Australia use. It would be good to move away from the Blue Ensign because of international mistakes made between the flags of New Zealand and Australia. By adopting the Black Ensign there is obvious difference. Keeping the flag similar will cause least upset to those who like the present flag. By bringing black into the flag, the national colour is represented.
We should keep the Union Jack in the 1st Quarter (canton) as we New Zealanders (Kiwis) are people of the Commonwealth .