The New Zealand New South Wales Heritage flag is a post modern creation that honors the history of Australia and New Zealand. Although New Zealand and Australia are two completely different nations that have distinct cultures and accents, they were once united as one political entity for quite a while. New Zealand was a part of New South Wales for 52 years from 1788 until 1840. Thus in honor when New Zealand was attached to "Australia's Virginia", this flag commemorates their mutual heritage.
The design is a fusion of the modern New South Wales flag and popular New Zealand Fern Flag. The Lion has changed colours to white and the stars have been altered as double coloured Kiwi stars.