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.
As more than one million people are leaving their homes in the US to escape Hurricane Florence, we take a look at disasters and disaster preparedness around the globe. What can you do to prepare yourself? What should you have at hand in case there is an earthquake or hurricane? We also hear how people are coping a few years after forces of nature wreaked havoc in their home towns.
How do people living through a disaster cope with the aftermath, and what lessons do they take away? David Killick was in Christchurch in New Zealand on February, 22 in 2011 when a disastrous magnitude 6. 3 earthquake hit the city. 185 people were killed as the earthquake destroyed buildings in the city center and forced whole suburbs to be abandoned.
Just how many visitors are too many? The Greek island of Santorini struggles with tourism numbers it can't handle. How long until rising sea levels have completely destroyed Kenya's historic sites along its coast? And how hot is too hot? Glaciers in New Zealand have receded so much it's actually become too dangerous to hike all the way to the top.