I asked Clay Sinclair to re-design his well known black & white fern flag in red, black and white (attached) He has approved my submission of the design. I felt a tri coloured version would have more impact and would better represent our multiculturism. The simplicity of the design and use of red, black and white moulded together in the form of our beloved silver fern truly stands for who we are as a nation. As our ties with the UK lessen we now see ourselves as a young, proud, growing, independent, multicultural nation. This design ties all of those important aspects together. If our flag is to change we need a simple, easily recognisable and representational flag which will be our national symbol and double as our national 'brand'. This flag says it ALL.