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Auckland [central] sport fan flag image by Tomislav Šipek, 6 March 2018
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Auckland Banner of Arms

The flag of Auckland is a banner of arms:
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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’.
https://teara.govt.nz/en/interactive/23508/civic-coats-of-arms
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


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 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


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