The Flag of Niue

The flag of Niue features a yellow field with the Union Jack in the upper canton, symbolizing Niue's historical connections with the United Kingdom. Positioned within the Union Jack is a large blue star that represents the island itself. Surrounding the large star are four smaller stars, which symbolize the four main districts of Niue. The yellow field signifies the bright sunshine and warmth of the island.

The Flag of Niue

History

The flag of Niue was officially adopted on October 15, 1975. Prior to this, Niue, as a territory associated with New Zealand, used the New Zealand flag for official events and purposes. The design of the current flag was chosen to reflect Niue's distinct identity and its cultural and political ties to New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The adoption of this flag was part of Niue's steps towards greater self-governance, following its constitution in free association with New Zealand, which was granted in 1974. The flag's design, particularly the inclusion of the Union Jack, signifies the enduring relationship between Niue and New Zealand, while the unique elements of the flag celebrate Niuean heritage and sovereignty.