New Zealanders have picked a blue and black design with the silver fern as the preliminary winner in a referendum on a possible new national flag.
The runner-up flag was the similiar design but with a red, white and blue design.
A second referendum will be held in March to decide whether to adopt the new flag, or keep the existing one.
New Zealanders were asked to choose which of five designs they preferred.
About 48% of eligible voters took part in the first referendum, which has divided opinion in New Zealand over its cost and timing.
The preliminary winner and runner-up flags were both designed by architect Kyle Lockwood, and feature New Zealand icons the silver fern and the Southern Cross.
The second-runner-up was Red Peak, which was added to the ballot after a social media lobbying campaign.
Interestingly the results of the Kiwi Kids News poll – which had over 2800 votes was similar to the final result.