This flag design is an alternative to my "New Zealand Kokowai"
design. Using the same layout - the red & black have been replaced with two shades of Pounamu green. This country is world renowned for having great natural beauty, the green represents not only the land, but also New Zealand's pure rivers and oceans. Like our native Pounamu - our national flag is precious. This design would be extremely unique amongst the world's flags, and would represent what makes this nation great - peace, empathy, respect and our land & seas.
The southern cross - an important symbol for many, remains. Reduced to white, representing peacefulness. The border represents our island status.
The ratio of this flag design has been changed to 1:1.618 from the current 1:2. This new ratio is the "golden ratio" and is much more balanced to the observer.