Pacific Star represents the formation of our multicultural society and the values we stand for. Capturing the past and the present, it symbolises our people and our land.
Divided into five sectors, Pacific Star depicts the forces of nature that have shaped our beautiful landscape. A volcano erupts, wind and waves sculpt the coastline, glaciers and waterways carve paths to the sea.
New Zealand is a young nation built by settlers from all over the world. This mix of cultures and backgrounds has made our country what it is today. The five arrows show the journeys made by people coming to start new lives in Aotearoa, represented by the star.
Pacific Star is created using a combination of Maori and Western symbols. The koru, mangopare, circle and star are all rich in significance, which brings meaning to the composition.
The eye-catching symbol is iconic yet versatile. Designed to work in a variety of ways, it looks good from any angle. Presented in timeless black and white, the design harnesses negative space to do more with less. Pacific Star is an elegant flag, but offers much more than that - it would become an emblem for our nation.
More information: http://pacificstar.nz