Air NZ management has for some years made no secret that it is fanatical about rugby - and doesn't think much of other sports, despite more people in the country actually playing soccer than rugby - so has now decided to change the livery of its planes to black with a hint of silver, i.e. the silver fern.
Well, it's certainly different to the traditional blue and white. A good choice? Hmmm...
The first A320 in this livery touched down in Auckland on 1 February 2011. The pic from Airbus.com