Silver Fern, a New Zealand icon for over 160 years, worn proudly by many generations of New Zealanders, from sports people, to military personnel and fire-fighters. The silver fern is an element of indigenous flora representing the growth of our nation. The multiple points of the fern leaf represent Aotearoa's peaceful multicultural society, a single fern leaf spreading upwards represents that we are all New Zealanders - one people - growing onward into the future.
Red is a prestigious colour to Māori, Red also represents the sacrifice made by all New Zealanders during wartime.
Black is NZ's obvious national colour.
White represents Aotearoa, ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’, the colour also represents peace.