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|Use||National flag and state ensign|
|Adopted||24 March 1902|
In use since 1869
|Design||A Blue Ensign with the Southern Cross of four white-edged red five-pointed stars centred on the outer half of the flag.|
|Designed by||Albert Hastings Markham|
The flag of New Zealand was adopted in 1907. It has the Union Flag of the United Kingdom in the upper left quarter, and the Southern Cross on a blue ground. it picks up the country's position as an island in a southern ocean, and its British heritage.
There was a referendum going on to find a replacement flag in 2015. New Zealanders voted to keep the original flag and not change it.