I have attempted to create an easily recognisable and unique design to identify this flag as being from New Zealand. The present stars and familiar red, white and blue colours were used to link in with our historical connections - I also thought red against white would be easily seen from a distance and the Kiwi silhouette against a dark blue background would stand out too and anchor the design.
The Kiwi is uniquely from New Zealand and most of us also use the word these days to identify ourselves as a people. One of its special characteristics is the huge egg it lays that is the largest for its body size of any bird in the World. In this case it incorporates a koru pattern, symbolizing the Maori culture which we should nurture and protect - it is also unique and without it we would not be who we are.