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New Munster flag, New Zealand

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[New Munster flag] image by Jakub Grombíř, 4 July 2011

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Description of the flag

New Munster is a historical name for New Zealand's South Island. This name was adopted by the movement struggling for independence of this island: Proposed flag of this state is white with green Scandinavian cross which is blue fimbriated. White stands for icebergs, green stands for forests and blue stands for sky and sea.
Jakub Grombíř, 4 July 2011

There is such a group and flag (a very small group). This is the first time I've seen an explanation for the flag's colours - and it puzzles me a little. Snow or glaciers on the mountains, I'd understand, but icebergs? Over the course of the last 100 years, two icebergs have been distantly sighted from the south coast, one in the late 1920s and one about five years ago.
James Dignan, 4 July 2011