This is another design inspired by a stylised image of New Zealand, e.g. Bartlett's 1990 design. To me, this kind of flag gives the most timeless image of New Zealand - whenever I fly back to New Zealand, it's usually something akin to this image that is the first sight of home I see out of the airplane window. In my variant, I have chosen a lighter blue for the sky, and green and dark blue based on the colours of New Zealand as seen from space. The Southern Cross is a nod to both the current flag and our place in the Southern Hemisphere.