Blue and gold, horizontally divided by a zigzag line ("dancetty", in vexillological terms), with counterchanged eight-pointed stars. Used by the Otago Regional Council, and widely by the general public in the Otago region
Combines the red-white-blue and stars of the current flag (though with a brighter blue) and the bold diagonals of the Union Flag with the black-white-red of the flag of Tino rangatiratanga, and adds the silver fern. Promoted widely after a New Zealand Herald article in 2002.
Aaron Nicholson’s flag
A modification of the current flag with the initials NZ to stylise the Union Jack and a long white cloud has made it to some a flag of compromise. This combination retains traditional links with the United Kingdom and New Zealand's Polynesian heritage. The NZ jack design is also reminiscent of the old 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games insignia. This design was displayed in newspapers around the country in 2005, and on an earlier TV debate with the late Angela De Audney.
A red, white and blue flag representing "the people of New Zealand". The blue colour represents the ocean, the red represents the Maori and the blood of soldiers, and white is a reference to the "Land of the Long White Cloud".
Helen Clark's flag
Helen Clark made her proposal while Prime Minister of New Zealand. She said that deleting the Union Jack from the New Zealand flag was a possibility if people wanted to redesign the flag, leaving it as a "rather attractive Southern Cross".
Dean Thomas' flag
Merging the Tino rangatiratanga flag with the NZ Blue Ensign makes a flag that represents both indigenous and colonial elements of the population.
Blue Union Jack flag
Most flags proposed eliminate the Union Flag entirely which some members of the public oppose. As a result some amateur designs have been proposed which acknowledge New Zealand's British heritage such as this one.
John Traft's flag
A red, white and blue flag in line with the current flag but without the Union Jack.
Proposed flag by Adam Kibbey
This flag includes the Union Jack, symbolising British links, and the national colours of New Zealand, black and white, with the red from the cross of the Union Jack being extended to show the Maori colour of red. The southern cross is also prominent.