In 2020, the Silver Fern Flag will turn 20 years old, the flag concept was originally penned by designer Kyle Lockwood, whilst he was completing architectural study at Massey University in the year 2000.
The design underwent many refinements over the years, and reached a zenith in 2015 when it was voted as the Preferred Alternative New Zealand Flag, in a national flag referendum, by the people of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
In the second flag referendum of 2016, the design gained a significant minority of the vote with around 44%, - by approximately 1 million voters - no small feat, considering the politics of the time, there's nothing more political than updating a nation's flag!
The flag has since been spotted all over the world where New Zealanders congregate, particularly at sports matches between our rivals with a similar-looking ensign over the Tasman, when New Zealanders fly this flag, it's very clear which country is being supported!
Please note that we will be away on holiday break from 24 December 2019 to 6 January 2020. A big thank you to all our supporters this year and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!