The island country of Niue is located 1,500 miles to the northeast region of New Zealand and lies in the Pacific Ocean. It is in a triangular area, between the Cook Islands, Samoa, and Tonga, and is one of the largest coral islands worldwide. Because of this, it's also commonly called The Rock, which originated from its traditional version, The Rock of Polynesia.
It's a self-governing state in association with New Zealand's government. Its people, Niueans, are considered citizens of that country. With their reliance on New Zealand's government, the head of state in the country of Niue is the queen of New Zealand: Queen Elizabeth II.