Sunday, 9 July 2017

Holiday Blogging WLJ - Bonus Activity NZ Flag!

Bonus Activity: Now it’s time to start your tour! Curious Kiwi decides to start by taking you on a short tour through downtown Auckland. You stop at the Sky Tower, the tallest building in all of New Zealand. When you look up, you see a huge New Zealand flag on the top of the tower. This flag was created back in 1902. That makes the New Zealand flag 115 years old!
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Last year, the Prime Minister of New Zealand suggested that we should replace the flag with a new, updated design. He invited everyone in New Zealand to come up with their own flag design and submit it.
For this activity, it is your turn to design a new flag. Use any drawing programme that you wish. I would recommend the Flag Designer website. It allows you to create a flag in three easy steps. When you are done, take a screenshot of your flag and post it on your blog. Here is an example:


Description: After a lot of searching, designing and thinking I have finally created my own New Zealand flag! I decided to keep some of the colours from the old flag and turn it into something new! So to start off I chose my background colour to be blue of course.... Why? Well as I said it's one of the colours that are part of the New Zealand flag, but the colour also represents the sky and sea. In the corners I've added two koru patterns which represents culture and love (To make love I decided to face the two koru's opposite to each other then connect it to make a heart shape). The green defines the land like the tree's, plants including the grass. I then added to ferns to the side which represents sport because the logo for the Silver Ferns is a fern and the same thing with the All Blacks. I've also put it near the green line because the fern is a plant in New Zealand and which connects to the plants. Another is the colour black which defines everything we do in New Zealand like celebrations! The colour red was just there because it was from one of the colours from the original flag. And the best for last the kiwi. The kiwi represents us as here in New Zealand we are called kiwi's which I take as a Special name!


  1. Wow, Amelia, what a thoughtful and creative flag design! I absolutely love each element that you have included. It is clear that you thought a lot about what to include and made sure to select images and features that really captured the beautiful natural elements of our country as well as the symbols (eg. koru) and native animal species that we find here. The kiwi bird is an important addition to the flag as they are endemic (native) to NZ and, as you say, we are also called 'kiwis.'

    I think that you have merged a number of great elements into a single, eye-catching design. Nicely done!

    I also really appreciate the amount of detail that you included in your description of the flag. You explained your thinking very clearly. Awesome.

    Keep up the great work!!


    1. Hi Rachel,

      Sorry for the late reply! Thank you for your comment. I really worked hard in order for my design to make sense. I really enjoyed this activity it one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by!


    2. Hi Amelia!

      No need to apologise - I know that you're very busy! Thanks for the feedback on the activity. I'm really glad to know that you liked it. I'm always looking at ways to improve the activities and make them better. If you have time I'd love it if you would send me a message with a list of the activities that you liked as well as those that you didn't like very much. I will be able to use your feedback to make the programme even better next time!


    3. Oh ok! Thanks I would love to! BTW The program is AWESOME every time!

  2. Hi Amelia

    You have put a lot of thought into your colourful flag design. I really like that you put in the koru and turned them into hearts to represent love.

    Well Done Amelia.