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 Nordic Cross with white background representing the Southern Alps, with a green cross representing the lush bush and farmland of the South Island and blue representing the ocean. Adopted and promoted by political groups advocating greater self-determination for the South Island.
Combines the red-white-blue and stars of the current flag (though with a brighter blue), as well as 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 (2009) has made it to some a Flag of compromise. This combination retains traditional links with the United Kingdom and also 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".
Blue Union Jack flag
Most flags proposed eliminate the Union Flag entirely which some members of the public oppose. As a result a few 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 both the Union Jack, symbolising British links, as well as the colours of New Zealand; Black and White, with the Red from the Cross of the English flag being extended to show the Maori colour of red. The southern cross is also prominent.