New Zealand Red Ensign

The New Zealand Red Ensign, adopted in 1903, is based on the British Red Ensign.

The Union Jack appears in the first quarter, and the Southern Cross, represented by four five-pointed white stars, is featured in the fly. This flag was flown on New Zealand merchant ships during both world wars.


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Posted: 03 May 2018

In New Zealand up the Whanganui River they would fly the red ensign with the name Tamakehu along the bottom. It is important to remember the significance of this


Posted: 02 May 2018

QUOTE: The Constitution of New Zealand give Tamakehu the right to fly this flag on their land