Kotahitanga flag – unofficial Māori flag, widely used by Māori groups
Three horizontal stripes of red, white and black, defaced with a circular emblem featuring a mere crossed with a scroll representing the Treaty of Waitangi within a border of koru containing the word "Kotahitanga" (unity)
Example of a Maori Flag
Some Maori tribes use the Red Ensign defaced with their tribal name
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
A blue flag with a stylized Polynesian canoe (vaka) in gold and a representation of the Southern Cross in the fly
Independence Flag of the South Island of New Zealand. Modified version of original by Son of Zealandia
A Nordic Cross with white background representing the Southern Alps and other snowcapped mountains, with a green cross representing the lush forest, bush and farmland of the South Island, and blue representing the rivers, lakes, and oceans.
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 Flag 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 Angela De Audney.
Helen Clark made her proposal while Prime Minister of New Zealand. She said that deleting the Union Flag from the New Zealand flag was a possibility if people wanted to redesign the flag, leaving it as a "rather attractive Southern Cross".
Proposed flag by Adam Kibbey
This flag includes the Union Flag, symbolising British links, and the national colours of New Zealand, black and white, with the red from the cross of the Union Flag being extended to show the Maori colour of red. The southern cross is also prominent.