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Hundertwasser koru flag


One of the best-known alternative designs for a new New Zealand flag, alongside the silver fern, is the Hundertwasser flag. 

The flag was designed by the Austrian painter and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who gifted it to New Zealand in 1983. He proposed it as a secondary flag for New Zealand, rather than as a replacement for the existing flag. Hundertwasser died in 2000 and was buried in New Zealand, which he considered his official home.

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Hundertwasser koru flag, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated