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New Zealand was a nation-state comprised of a group of islands, dominated by two large islands, in the South Pacific Ocean on Earth. Some of the first Humans to settle in New Zealand were the Maori, descendants of which continued to live in reservations well into the 24th century, though New Zealand's population was predominantly descended from European colonists. (TNG video game: Away Team)
By the 24th century, the New Zealand Penal Settlement - a Federation penal colony - was established in New Zealand. Among the more notable inmates to serve time at the settlement were James Leyton, Tom Paris, Richard Bashir, and Galif jav Velk. (DS9 novel: Hollow Men; DS9 episode: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume"; VOY episode: "Caretaker"; ST - The Fall novel: Peaceable Kingdoms)
In an alternate timeline accidentally created by Leonard McCoy saving Edith Keeler's life in March 1930, New Zealand was conquered by the Empire of Japan prior to 1944. (TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows)