New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is situated some 1,500 kilometers east of Australia across the Tasman Sea.
New Zealand's capital is Wellington, but its most populous city is Auckland. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907. The country is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. This page collates DW's latest content related to News Zealand.
Finance Minister Bill English has been chosen to succeed departing Prime Minister John Key. English takes over at a time of economic prosperity for New Zealand, but he once presided over a humiliating election defeat.