The Red Peak flag is on the verge of becoming the fifth option for an alternative flag.
Parliament will continue to debate today after a new bill was presented by the Green Party.
The Red Peak design began to gain public support after the four final designs were announced earlier this month.
The New Zealand First party blocked an attempt by the Greens to introduce the New Zealand Flag Referendums Amendment Bill.
But the legislation was hastily picked up by the government, and within hours, Parliament had gone into urgency to debate it.
The Greens justified the need for urgency saying with the first referendum in about six weeks, the Electoral Commission needed time to adjust the papers before they were printed.