Called "Our home in the universe" .This design portrays looking at the universe beyond the green of our planet on the right hand side of the flag, showing how small and precious our environment is. This design stands for a clean green New Zealand/environmental sustainability. 3 colours Black/White/Green. Black (with stars) for the southern cross we see in our southern hemisphere at night/All Blacks & NZ sport connection. Leaf/light green for NZ countryside/clean & green/mother earth beside the stars/green plants that give us oxygen. White stars (not red as per current flag)as seen in our night sky. (The green colour of original came through scan a bit different, original is the light green using the highlighter marker pen "stabilo boss").