Flag of New Zealand

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New Zealand
Flag of New Zealand.svg
UseNational flag and state ensign Normal or de jure version of flag, or obverse side
Proportion1:2
Adopted24 March 1902
In use since 1869
DesignA Blue Ensign with the Southern Cross of four white-edged red five-pointed stars centred on the outer half of the flag.
Designed byAlbert 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.

The silver fern flag of the 2015 referendum