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    Oi mate, I think we landed on the wrong beach.
    — New Zealand, Moments before getting shot at Gallipoli
    Professionals have standards: Be polite, be efficient and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
    — Sniper from Team Fortress 2
    It's just a cigarette and it cannot be that bad!
    Honey don't you love me? And you know it makes me sad...
    Princess Chelsea and former Brunettes member, Jonathan Bree, singing "Cigarette Duet"
    Ā ka mate, ka mate! Ka ora, ka ora! Ā ka mate, ka mate! Ka ora, ka ora!
    Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru, nāna nei i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā, ā, upane! ka upane! Ā, upane, ka upane, whiti te rā!
    — "Ka Mate", the haka made famous by the All Blacks
    Baby, be the class clown, I'll be the beauty queen in tears, it's a new art form, showing people how little we care.. (Yeah!)
    We're so happy, even when we're smiling out of fear... let's go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like "yeah"! (Yeah!)
    Lorde singing "Tennis Court"

    New Zealandball, sometimes known as Kiwi land NZball, as well as Aotearoaball by Maori and other aboriginal advocates, is a countryball that is sometimes forgotten in world maps southeast of Australiaball. It is the daughter and former colony of UKball and the sister of Australiaball, Canadaball, and USAball. It owns a pet kiwi and is known for the Lord of the Rings films, Power Rangers, Korg and being the Adventure Capital of the World. New Zealand has 3 children: Niueball, Tokelauball, and Cook Islandsball. Even though New Zealand is known for being a peaceful, caring nation, It can still be a fierce warrior and a sheep shagger. It often gets mixed up with Australiaball. Other countryballs, especially America, often confuse it with Australia. It's been planned for a while to change its flag, as many consider the UK Flag symbol in the corner to be a dated symbol, but many still prefer the original flag. Some people are saying it is an emerging power, which isn't the same as a potential superpower.

    It used to be part of a sunken continent named Zealandia, which had split from Australiaball 80 million years ago but is blub 20 million years ago, so New Zealand is now much smaller. It harbours the Taupo supervolcano that can kill Earthball if it erupts, and has an even deadlier explosion radius than Yellowstone's.


    Pre Colonization

    Some time in the 12th century, the Maori, the first inhabitants of New Zealandball, lived on a series of small islands called Polynesiaball after sailing from Asia. Unfortunately, they began to run low on food supplies and set sail in search of new land and space to expand, and after months of sailing they landed on what was the coast of New Zealand. They decided to settle down on this land for what they said looked like a "big cloud." They considered it a good omen, and so eventually settled down there, taking care of its natural beauty and resources. They collected fruit.

    But eventually, exploration of this new land instead of the sea became too enticing for the once sea-faring people; Maori engaged into constant tribal warfare and became very warlike, like their old ways. Fighting over land and regions and taking prisoners as slaves from enemy tribes, or "Iwi," became their new instincts. They prayed to their dead ancestors, since they considered some of them to be sacred. These sacred people are called "tapu", or taboo. Consuming the flesh of their enemies, as part of their culture, was considered as gaining their "Mana".

    European arrival

    In 1642, Netherlandsball was sailing across the Pacific Ocean, when it finally spotted land, but before it came ashore it was attacked by Maoriball and quickly left after finding four of its crewmen strewn in pieces on the coastline, being eaten. In 1769 Englandball landed on shore and made peaceful contact with Maoriball, and after the French arrived. New Zealand's had rich resources, so it sold wood for ships and garden produce in trade for muskets, which unfortunately broke out in many musket wars between Maori tribes.


    In the 18th century, UKball was getting quite worried about the land it had taken from the Maori and feared Franceball might annex New Zealand, so in 1840 it had Maoriball sign the Treaty of Waitangi, which gave it full control of New Zealand and also made it compulsory for New Zealand to fight alongside UKball. New Zealandball was officially born. It then proved to UKball its loyalty to its by helping it fight South Africa in the Boer war, and UKball was very impressed with how well it was fighting. NZ did feel good for helping its dad but was heartbroken over the fact that the UK made its burn the South African villages and farms. From then on, New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907.

    World War I

    As soon as Britain declared war on German Empireball, New Zealandball found itself fighting in Europe. In 1915, New Zealandball teamed with its sibling Australiaball to form the ANZACS, and went to war against Ottoman Empireball. Unfortunately, on the day of the attack, it landed on the wrong beach and was shot and badly injured. Now it and Australia have ANZAC day [25th of April] to mourn WW1 and WW2 deaths of ANZAC soldiers.

    The 1920s, Great Depression, And First Labour Goverment

    After World War One, New Zealandball signed the Treaty of Versailles and joined the League Of Nations, and made ANZAC day a National Holiday. Life remained fine for it until the Wall Street Crash in USAball in 1929, and like most, New Zealandballs economy was decreasing immensely. A huge earthquake also hit Hawkes Bay in 1931. The people of New Zealand finally had enough of the Depression, and in 1935, the First Labour Government under this guy won the elections. Now, New Zealand's economy is prospering much better than it was in the past. They would soon celebrate their 100th anniversary in 1940, but in 1939, The United Kingdomball declared war on Nazi Germanyball starting WW2, so New Zealand, along with Australiaball, also went to war against Nazi Germany.

    The Second World War, And Full Independence

    During New Zealand's and Australia's war against the Nazis and the Italians in North Africa and Crete, USAball offered New Zealand a deal: let its soldiers crash in its clay in return for protection against Japan, whom was already coming in close and New Zealand had already declared war on. New Zealand accepted the offer. New Zealandball and the United States became great friends because of this. After the war, New Zealand also accepted many Jews and Poles into their land as refugees, though Australiaball accepted far more. They finally become fully independent in 1947. In 1949, the first National Government was elected.

    The 1950s, Nuclear Testing, And Vietnam

    New Zealandball hosted the 1950 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, sent troops to the Korean War in South Korea's side, sent Soldiers to help Malaysia against the communists, and in 1953, suffered a train wreck. One of its biggest achievements was being the first to climb the top of Mt. Everest with Nepalrawr. New Zealand, during this time, also became less maintained with UKball.​​​ They soon started bringing newer immigrants mainly from Netherlandsball. During the 60s, New Zealandball started to get pissed with constant nuclear testing, and sent soldiers to the war in Vietnamball, and its own form of civil rights were just around the corner from there. It might have been the least to suffer from the Vietnam War.


    E hoa ma/Friends/Mates

    • Anglos - The Anglo countryballs are muh mates.
      • UKball - Best adoptive father EVER!! I share some cultural history with it, but I now have a unique cultural identity and accent. Also, the bloody Pom who can't play rugby to save its life. However, it loves me for keeping my Union Jack, and my loyalty to it. And, by the way, DAD YOU'RE NOT SEEING DOUBLE, WE'RE TWO SEPARATE Children OF YOURS! Right, Aussie? Also,
        • Englandball - Won't admit I'm better at rugby and cricket? Hmm.
        • Northern Irelandball - Don't know much about it outside the fact it is obsessed with flags to the point that it's scary.
        • Scotlandball - That one uncle I have with the bagpipes that highly influenced Dunedin. Can't into independence, sadly.
        • Walesball - My Husband. Awesome in bed! Probably the only person who understands sheep like I do. I have a longer place name than it!
      • Australiaball - YOU SHOOTER! You killed 50 people in two of my mosques in Christchurch! I WILL GIVE YOU THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PUNISHMENT FOR THISS!!!!! But that's ok cause it was just a citizen My more famous adoptive brother that everyone mistakes me as. We have a sibling rivalry, and also fought together as the Anzacs in World War 1. Stop stealing my dishes and celebrities you unoriginal. I WILL NEVER FORGET 1981. Still love you dearly, though <3. By the way, I have more friends than you! and never have a useless war wth my own bird that i lose Get rekt! Ya wanker.
      • Canadaball - We both say 'eh', but Canadaball is much more stereotyped for it. We are both overshadowed by our siblings (I am overshadowed by Australiaball and it is overshadowed by USAball), and we both share being equally nice! Except for when I'm drunk. Then we as good as gold! Also I like its hat
      • USAball - The shining star of the adoptive siblings. I had a good trade with USA, After I Let its Soldiers crash into my country during the Second World War and literally whipped our natives on Manners street you RACIST!!! Had some controversy with it during the '80s with those nuclear weapons. And I refused to let it park its own ships near my waters, but we are now on good terms. Loves the Lord of the Rings films too. Though it annoys me a lot, sure..I look like an aussie but I'M NOT AN AUSSIE- *insert here to be continue song here* (I'm gona use your helmet as a bowl's of ye brains!) But at least we have a common enemy
      • Hongkongball -My adopted sibling. Why you so cute eh?
    • Maoriball -The best Native people who taught us the way to being a proud Kiwi. It is important to our Rugby victory thanks to the Kamate! I love its culture so much! I'm proud to make Maori our official and cultural language. Thank you and victory to you all!
    • Philippinesball - Best friend in Asia. The only one who knows I'M NOT AUSTRALIA. We of both have similar ancestors and of languages! Also, are you my long lost niece or something?
    • Nepalrawr - Good friend of mine. Me and Nepal (since it owns it) were the first to reach the top of Mt. Everest!
    • Commonwealthball - Who is that bloke again?
    • NATOball - I'm their major Non-NATO ally.
    • Micronesiaball - I own most of your islands.
    • South Koreaball - Good friends with them. Apparently it is a sworn enemy with North Koreaball, so South Koreaball is our Mate. We also helped its fight the North during the Korean War. Future sister in law too.
    • Netherlandsball - Was the first European explorer of my clay, and also gave me my name! Until the Maori killed its people for some reason. IDK why. Hungry?
    • Portugalball - My parent's best friend. Would like to know it a bit more
    • Chileball - Gave me wheat during the gold rush. We both can into EARTHQUAKES and hating Peru, but Russia would put a stop to this.
    • Indiaball - Adoptive sibling. A good cricket player and it makes a mean as curry.
    • South Africaball - Me and it had a fight about its apartheid, but we're on good terms. Probably the only one who is a challenge to beat in rugby.
    • Brazilball - A player at football. Lots of HUE, aye?
    • Germanyball - My uncle. We both drink our beer brands together, But... Remember WW2! Also, give Mercedes and Aldi plz. (MEDIC!)
    • Chinaball - Biggest trading partner. Many Chinese tourists visit me. By crikey, your tourists are annoying, and your shops aren't much better either. And please keep buying my exports, I need the money. Basically you're a part of me for your Fish N Chip shops and Chinese restaurants. ALSO GET THE CORONA VIRUS AWAY FROM ME! But I oppose the Hong Kong National Security Law sooo....STAY AWAY FROM THEM!!
    • Japanball - We give them our dairy products and they give us their cars. We both also helped each other during earthquakes in early 2011.
    • Argentinaball - Likes to come over and pick my fruit and bring it back to its land but I don't mind. By the way, why would it take a translation of the French name to those stupid lil' islands out there?
    • Tringapore - Economic trading partners. It is my cousin.
    • Spainball - Aunt literally on the other side of the world (EARTH SANDWICH!) Thanks for building my trains for me. We both can into OCED (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
    • Greeceball - Me and Australia allied and helped it with Crete in WW2.
    • Indonesiaball - Nice Friend. My bro introduced us to eachother and we're pretty chill, also there's a descendant of the kiwi in its clay!
    • Switzerlandball and Icelandball - European versions of us, we both can into mountains, safety, neutrality, Etc.
    • Malaysiaball - Cousin. And I helped it against Communism in the 50s.
    • Russiaball - Former enemies, (See Enemies = Soviet Unionball), now good friends. We both drink vodka together, we are also both in APEC. BUT WHY DID YOU GIVE WEAPONS TO FIJI!?!? (I have sniped the world's fattest man!)
    • Serbiaball - Helped it in WW1, fighting kebab together with Australia. It also won the U-20 in 2015, hosted by me. But I recognise Kosovo..., but at least not Vojvodina.
    • Niueball, Tokelauball, And Cook Islandsball: Ah, my little children, I will always take care of you three, but why do you all want independence? UN BALL wont recognize you.
    •  Chatham Islandsball - My forgotten child.
    • Denmarkball - We both can into being the least corrupt nations in the world. Also I am named after one of its islands!
    • Mexicoball - Cousin who gives out tacos and burritos, also can into APEC and I'm an observer of its Pacific Alliance.
    • Bermudatriangle - Won the Americas Cup there! It was fun to take place in this event!
    • Irelandball - My potato-loving adoptive relative. About 1/5 of my population have significant Irish descent.
    • Belgiumball - I help liberate it in both World Wars.
    • Polandball - I accepted Polish refugees from it during WW2.
    • Ecuadorball - Gave me corn during the gold rush. We both can into EARTHQUAKES and hating Peru.
    • Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu - My most iconic mountain, I will keep you forever.
    • Tongaball - An uncolonized friend of mine. Hopefully it's doing after the eruption and tsunami's...

    Kūpapa (Neutral)

    • Franceball - My step mother. Relations were tense in 1985 when it bombed my Greenpeace Ship in 1985, but it later apologised to me and we are now currently good friends, (Although, I'm still a bit grumbly sometimes...) We are also rivals at rugby. I narrowly beat its in the Rugby World Cup in 2011! Take that, Frenchie! *gets backstabbed on the process*
    • Fijiball) - We restored relations after I donated money to him, but he’s still fuming about the coup.
    • Turkeyball - Australia and I (ANZACS) fought it (as The Ottoman Empire) during the First World War, but we both retreated away from it because it was the mean as player. Today, it now lets Aussie and I perform memorial services at Gallipoli. Lest we forget, mate.
    • Israelcube - I'm not recognising Palestine for it (but I would like to sometimes), and it's fine and all, We've had our ups and downs and i fear he might spy on me but lately we're been getting along. (Also give Palestine's people more rights)
    • Palestineball - I feel bad for your conflict.. i don't officialy recognize you tho, you and Israelcube just need to get along
    • Antarcticaball - Quit resisting my claim on you! YOUR SOUTHERN VOLCANO ALSO KILL MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE OF MINE

    Nga Kaitoha/Some Bloody Wankers/Bastards/Enemies

    • North Koreaball - Apparently it read The Crysalids novel, realised New Zealand (erroneously Sealand) still exists after a nuclear holocaust, and threatened me with a nuclear strike, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT LAUNCHING NUKES INTO MY CLAY, BUT YOU CAN'T ANYWAY, BECAUSE I'M FREE FROM NUCLEAR! REMOVE JUCHE AND THE KIM FAMILY!
    • Soviet Unionball - We were all good until the mid-70s, and we nearly boycotted its olympics in 1980. Because remember The Soviet-Afgan War! Remove Communism from Premises!
    • Iranball - Shia terrorist who hates my bro and all of its friends. REMOVE KHOMEINI FROM PREMISES!!! OR ELSE... I like your past self better.
    • Bosnia and Herzegovinaball - Stole Tokelau's flag. That's all I can say about it. ANSCHLUSS!
    • ISISball - You dare DO THAT with me or Australia ever again, you goat TERRORIST and I AM GLAD YOU'RE DEAD!
    • Japanese Empireball - If you even dare bomb my beautiful clay I will come over there! [But you're Japan's past self]
    • Ottoman Empireball - Look, mate, I pretty much only fought against you because I was dumped into that war. And also because my dad thinks it can beat everything by throwing countries at it.
    • Myanmarball - Stop killing the Rohingyas! No wonder you got the coup d'état.
    • Zeelandball - It stole my name without my permission actually I stole its name without its permission, blame the Dutch!

    Nga korero mo nga kaitoi/Information for artists

    Kara tae/Flag colours

    Basically the laser kiwi same colours as the UKball's[1] shown below:

    Colour Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Royal Blue 1, 33, 105 C100-M85-Y5-K22 #012169
    White 255, 255, 255 N/A #FFFFFF
    Lava 200, 16, 46 C2-M100-Y85-K6 #C8102E

    Me pehea te tuhi/How to draw

    New Zealandball has a drawing rating of intermediate.

    Drawing New Zealandball is similar to Australiaball's:

    1. Draw a ball.
    2. Draw the Union Jack on the top left corner.
    3. Draw the Southern Cross constellation on the right, with four five-pointed red stars with a white outline resembling the crucifixion.
    4. Draw the eyes, and you're done!
    5. Optional: Draw the peaked felt soldier hat on its head.


    Polandball Wiki has a gallery of artwork, comics, GIFs, and videos of New Zealandball.

    Click here to see it.

    Nga korero me nga tohutoro/Notes and references

    1. Based Wikipedia, and read the upload revision history https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg

    Tirohia hoki/See also

    The Allied Powers - Liberating the World from Tyranny
    The Triple Entente
    Principal Entente Powers: Franceball United Kingdomball Kingdom of Italyball (From 1915) • Russian Empireball (until 1917) • United Statesball (from 1917) • Empire of Japanball
    Associated allies and co-belligerents: 1914: Australiaball Canadaball Serbiaball Belgiumball Montenegroball Luxembourgball Czechoslovakiaball Assyrian Volunteersball Kuwaitball Egyptball 1915: Nejd and Hasaball Asirball 1916: Portugalball Hejazball Provisional Government of National Defenceball Romaniaball 1917: Greeceball Siamball Chinaball Brazilball 1918: Transcaucasian DFRball Centrocaspian Dictatorshipball Armeniaball
    Nations that declared war on the Central Powers, but didn't fight them: San Marinoball Andorraball Cubaball Panamaball Liberiaball Guatemalaball Nicaraguaball Costa Ricaball Haitiball Hondurasball
    Nations that severed diplomatic ties with the Central Powers, but didn't fight them: Boliviaball Dominican Republicball Peruball Uruguayball Ecuadorball
    Nations that were aligned to the Entente, but didn't get involved: Norwayball Monacoball El Salvadorball Tibetball
    Allies of World War II
    The Big Three United Kingdomball (From September 1939) • Soviet Unionball (From June 1941) • United Statesball (From December 1941)
    Allied combatants with governments-in-exile: Free Franceball Polandball Czechoslovakiaball Belgiumball Luxembourgball Netherlandsball Norwayball Greeceball Yugoslaviaball Ethiopiaball Philippinesball
    Other Allied combatant states: Chinaball Canadaball Australiaball New Zealandball Indiaball Southern Rhodesiaball South Africaball Brazilball Mexicoball Mongoliaball
    Co-belligerents (former Axis powers): Italyball (from 1943) • Romaniaball (from 1944) Bulgariaball (from 1944) • Finlandball (from 1944)

    es:Nueva Zelandaball zh:新西兰球 pt:Nova Zelândiaball

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