This flag incorporates some aspects from the current New Zealand flag in its design. It displays an adaptation of the Southern Cross, which traditionally represents New Zealand. It also includes a red and white cross, which is a reference to New Zealand's connection with The Commonwealth. Though, this aspect of the design in itself is still quite unique and original.
The colours on this flag are those on the current flag; red, white and blue, which are also colours widespread throughout international flags. Blue is the dominant colour in this design because it symbolises New Zealand's strong connection with the ocean around it.
Though this flag may include traditional aspects, it also displays a design that is completely new and original.
Overall the flag upholds traditional and contemporary characteristics alike.
(This flag has an aspect ratio of 3:5)
(All elements are of my own creation.)