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!
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!