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The flag of Auckland is a banner of arms:
Tomislav Šipek, 6 March 2018
Auckland’s coat of arms was adopted in 1911. Its arms consist of a cornucopia
(horn of plenty), reflecting the wealth of the land; a pick and shovel, symbols
of mining in the region; and a sailing ship, showing the city’s close
relationship with the sea. The closed visor in the crest represents Auckland
City’s status as a corporation and the flowering plant is native flax. The
supporters are kiwi (the national bird), and the motto is ‘Advance’.
David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Towns to cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand,
The New Zealand flax is Phormium tenax J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. (Maori, harakeke).
Ivan Sache, 6 March 2018
I've just been watching a news item on the inauguration of the new "Supercity"
Council for Auckland in New Zealand (the four cities which make up the Auckland
Urban Area have been combined into one, controlled by a single council - a
similar scheme to the UK's Greater London).
During the news item there was a brief view of a city council flag - unfortunately not long enough to get a clear image of it, but enough for the basic details. The flag is blue, with a stylised polutukawa flower in white towards the hoist, and loads of writing printed across the rest of the flag (the top line said "Auckland City Council", but the image wasn't there long enough to make out the rest. An image of the pohutukawa emblem can be seen at http://www.designassembly.org.nz/new-auckland-council-logo-is-revealed, though I have yet to find an image of the flag online.
James Dignan, 31 October 2010
The usual sport’s fans flags are quartered white and navy blue.
James Dignan, 29 March 1999
There are, however, no standardised
designs for provincial flags.
James Dignan, 12 September 1996
White, Blue and Red
are the colours that are used in regional
sports uniforms, particularly those of
Robbie Ellis, 10 March 1999
The blue used by Auckland is a very dark colour
— it appears almost black from the distance;
it is much darker than the one on the national
I've heard it called "midnight blue", which
is probably a pretty good description.
James Dignan, 5 April 1999 and 6 May 1999
image by Manuel Gabino, 29 December 2013
Auckland City (NZL - OFC) competed in the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco in 2013,
using a flag with the shield centred.
Manuel Gabino, 29 December 2013