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Auckland "Supercity"

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, though I have yet to find an image of the flag online.
James Dignan, 31 October 2010

Rugby fan flag

Auckland [central] sport fan flag image by António Martins and James Dignan, 1 August 1999

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 rugby.
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 flag (). I've heard it called "midnight blue", which is probably a pretty good description.
James Dignan, 5 April 1999 and 6 May 1999

Auckland City football team

[Auckland City FC] 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