New Zealand is one of the more unusual characters in the series. She is Australia's neighbor/friendly rival, a member of England's large family, and Wales's lover (and perhaps fiancee). She is also a sheep, the reason for this being "there's nothing but sheep in New Zealand". A fully intelligent sheep, granted, whom Australia treats as an equal and whose country spirit status is made evident by her flag-patterned wool, but a sheep nonetheless.
She and Wales have a daughter, New South Wales, who is also a sheep. A talking sheep, in this case. It leads one to wonder just where New Zealand herself came from.
Family: Despite being a sheep, New Zealand is the daughter (we think) of England and her siblings are Australia and America. Her adoptive brother Canada was shocked when finding this out, wondering what the hell kind of family he had become a part of.