As a nation we need to look forward. Green and blue for our lush island. Koru for our maori / kiwi symbolism. Simplicity for international clarity.(the silver fern can be seen as a white feather). Black border for clarity and strength. Solid base of koru for strength. Large ball at the unfurling end for potential. Rising up for positivism. White background for clarity and freshness. Graduated colours to show sophistication / high tech.