The new flag represents a modern and independent New Zealand with growth and progress. All residents of New Zealand should be able to identify with the new flag. The main elements are the "Silver Fern", the „Kiwi“ and the „ yellow Star“. The design is simple, clear and timeless chosen.
The two green areas represent the two main islands of New Zealand.
The yellow star is related to all the people of New Zealand and stands also for multiculturalism.
The silver fern stands for the diversity of nature.
The meaning of the colors:
Green: represents the beauty and uniqueness of the Green Island.
Blue: symbolizes the sea and the blue sky.
Yellow: represents harmony and courage.
White: represents peace and freedom, Aoteareoa: Land of the Long White Cloud.
All in all, a very nice timeless flag which reflects important values of the New Zealanders.
PS: credit for Fern goes to Kyle Lockwood