There's a school of thought that says that New Zealand (aka Te Aroha or the Land of the Long White Cloud) started its life in the Caribbean but, with the help continental drift it pursued its big brother, Australia, down around Cape Horn and across the Pacific where it now resides. It is populated by Maoris, immigrant Europeans, and a huge parrot called a kea that can eat cars.
Nope nope. It's a small group of large islands lurking SE of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. Full of very interesting things, animals and people. See Dodgy's answer. Btw, you made me wonder where "old" Zealand was, since the name New Zealand came from immigrants. Apparently it's a corner of the Netherlands, also made up of large islands and ocean. The region is called Zeeland, which means "sea land" in English.