The blue in the flag represents the nature of NZ as an insular country. The white represents the name of our country "Aoteaora", the "Land Of The Long White Cloud" The green line represent the land and our connection with the earth. The red and black represents our Maori heritage and remember us that Maories were the first human colonisers of NZ. The south cross represents our bond with the rest of the countries in the hemisphere and our common links with other Commonwealth Countries. The sections are parallel between them in order to represent that all these should be together to represent our nations. More hidden meanings can be found between all the elements and should be interpreted by the viewer.