- Bird: Kiwi
- Coat of Arms:
- Coat of Arms: The New Zealand Coat of Arms
features four shields. The first quarter of the shield portrays four
stars representing the Southern Cross, the second quarter shows a fleece
which represents the farming industry, the wheat sheaf in the third
quarter is a tribute to the agricultural industry and the last, (fourth)
quarter with the crossed hammers recognizes the mining industry.
The three ships in the center of the shield symbolize the sea
trade. On either side of the shield is a supporter - on the right is a
Maori Chieftain holding a taiaha (Maori war weapon) and the figure on
the left is a European woman holding the New Zealand ensign.
The Royal Warrant of 1911 gave the formal description, but by
mid-1940's, there were at least 20 versions of the original design in
use. The current Coat of Arms was standardized in 1956. The principal
alterations were in the crest (St. Edward's Crown symbolizing the fact
that the Queen is Queen of New Zealand), the four quarters in the shield
were redrawn, the two supporters were redrawn facing inwards, a scroll
was replaced by the two fern leaves and the name "New Zealand" was
- Flag of New Zealand
- Flower: Silver Fern
- National Anthems: "God Defend New Zealand"
"Aotearoa" (Maori Version)
"God Save The Queen"