Story: Coat of arms

New Zealand passport

New Zealand passport

New Zealand passports – like those of other countries – display the country’s coat of arms. In 2011 the passport also included the name of the country in both English and Māori, as well as silver fern leaves – a common symbol of New Zealand.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Marguerite Hill

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Stephen Levine, 'Coat of arms - Coat of arms overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35050/new-zealand-passport (accessed 16 December 2017)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012