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.
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.
During peak season, over 100,000 people come to see one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers per month. But as global temperatures rise, the glaciers are retreating. This takes a toll on the ecosystem ... and on tourism. It's gotten too dangerous to actually hike up all the way to the top of Franz Josef Glacier. David Killick reports from New Zealand.