The results are in - but with so many similar looking designs in the top 10, what do these results actually mean?
Through a process of elimination 7734 New Zealanders have narrowed down the 2000+ designs at the flag.govt.nz website to a shortlist of 10 top designs,
The two real design contenders are:
1. Eight variants of the Silver Fern flag designed by Kyle Lockwood.
5898 Votes | 76%
2. Two variants of the existing New Zealand Flag designed by Sir Albert H. Markham
1836 Votes | 24%
Broken down into their variant subgroups we see the following results:
It appears that once the public are given options, an alternative design can become serious competition to the existing New Zealand Flag.