5 big ticks for the 5 principles of flag design
★ Simple - From a distance the flag is clearly identified
★ Meaningful symbolism - Land of the long white cloud caressed between two seas with the southern cross above
★ Basic Colours - The 3 colours, red, white and blue, are a reflection of our current flag
★ No Lettering or Seals
★ Be distinctive or relative - Stands out from our Australian neighbours while maintaining the identifying southern cross. The long white cloud echo our Maori culture. The positioning or the seas is similar to the excellent Canadian flag whilst also standing apart
★ Additionally the flag is symmetrical so looks identical from both sides and even looks great upside down.