Kiwi, Koru, Cross, Fern

This is one of the simplest (as per the result) attempts at combining a number of elements in a New Zealand flag:


We are Kiwi

Designed by: Dave G from Wellington

Not one to come up with a whole lot of symbolism, but the main feature is the outline of a Kiwi, which represents New Zealanders. The area on the left is a koru which is a symbol of new life, growth, strength and peace. The back of the Kiwi doubles as a silver fern which obviously has many reasons for it’s inclusion, including it’s links to the defence force and fallen NZ soldiers. The Southern Cross on the blue continues to represent our location, especially if the blue represents the Pacific Ocean. And let’s face it – black is a colour used to represent NZ, and goes well with the blue. Red maybe in the stars as currently done, but perhaps just white. The main thing is a New Zealand flag should not contain another country’s flag. Elements of this design were ‘improved’ from other designs on this site from “Chris Harrison” and “Barbara Peddie”

This would be towards the top of my preferred list for replacement flags.

The Chris Harrison ‘Koru Wave’ design:

Barbara Peddie designs (she has done more but these are what Dave G has based his on):

I prefer the silver/black fern version.

I prefer the silver/black fern version here too and prefer this to the vertical fern version.

Dave G’s non-flying version:

DaveGDesignI think these are all good designs worthy of consideration.

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  1. Andrew

     /  14th May 2015

    my favorites so far by a long shot. most of the others have been pants!

  2. My favourite is the current flag. Solution looking for a problem to fix is what the current flag folly is… but let the people decide i suppose. I’ll vote for no change

  3. kittycatkin

     /  14th May 2015

    The problem with black is that it goes rusty quite soon and looks terrible, so I would not want it on the flag for that reason.

  4. kittycatkin

     /  14th May 2015

    The kiwi doesn’t look enough like one to be obvious to anyone who doesn’t know the ‘Made in NZ’ logo-and as this is a trademark, there might be problems using it.

  5. I like how Dave G combined the koru and the kiwi.


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