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Today I found myself in Port Chalmers (about 15 km from Dunedin) for my work, and took a few minutes to have a look at the local museum, which is housed in the old post office. In a glass case at the front of the museum are various bits of the building's own history, including what looks like an old New Zealand Post Office flag, my guess would be from the late 1950s or early 1960s.

Unfortunately, the flag is overlaid with other items, such as postal uniforms of the same time, and there was no label on the case. Also I didn't have enough time to enquire about it at the museum's office.

The flag appears to be a standard blue, presumably either blue ensign with the Union Jack in the corner or, more likely, (as is the case with the NZ fire service flag) with the New Zealand flag in the corner. The words POST OFFICE are written in white across the bottom, and the old Post Office arms is in the central fly in black and white. There is a bare hint that it may have had some colour in it originally - the crown looks as though it may have been red and gold, and the lettering around the edge also shows very faint coloration.
James Dignan, 4 November 2006

New Zealand Post logo/flag

Wikipedia shows an image described as a flag for New Zealand Post.
Valentin Poposki, 23 September 2006

Well, that's definitely their logo - and it's usually seen in those colours when presented as such, or in white on plain red. I don't recall having seen it as a flag, though.
James Dignan, 24 September 2006