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 element is the "Southern Cross".
The design is simple, clear and timeless chosen.
The meaning of the colors:
Green: represents the beauty and uniqueness of the Green Island.
Blue: symbolizes the sea.
Red: stands for life, power and passion.
Yellow: represents harmony and courage.
All in all, a very nice timeless flag which reflects important values of the New Zealanders.