New Zealand is a long narrow country between two seas; its Maori name is Aotearoa, which means Land of the Long White Cloud; it is the home of a people who are known the world over as Kiwis, after their unique native bird; our head of state is the Queen, who uses royal blue.
This design for a flag combines all those elements.
|Tasman Sea Aotearoa/Land of the Long White Cloud Pacific Ocean|
It keeps a connection with the present flag by using the same deep blue, but here it represents the Tasman Sea on one side of the country and the Pacific on the other. In the centre the white panel represents Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud, and the green kiwi combines our national symbol--long known the world over--with the green that New Zealand is also famous for.
The kiwi could be less stylised than the one shown here, such as the one that has long been used in the roundels on RNZAF aircraft.