The green is representative of NZ's clean, green environment, also is has the meaning of land and the pastures the cover it.
The red represents the blood of our forefathers that fought for our freedom, and a country as we know it now.
The blue is representative of the ocean that surrounds the country and the sky above.
The kuro is representative of our Maori heritage, one of our many famous mountains and an ocean wave.
The southern cross is representative of where we are in the world, with the white our national colour