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