Tourism is putting some natural sites under increasing pressure.
Can tourism ever be sustainable? Only if operators and consumers start looking beyond the idyllic postcard images and take undesirable consequences of tourism into account.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meeting with the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang during last year’s ASEAN summit.
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New Zealand's decision to block Huawei from its 5G cellular networks due to security concerns is likely to be just the first of many that challenge Wellington's relationship with Beijing.
February 6 marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s foundation document.
The Treaty of Waitangi provides New Zealand with a convention for working through issues with a commitment to cultural diversity.
Donald Trump presents a wall design during a discussion on border security.
The partial shut-down has ratcheted up tensions within the Republican party and added to speculation that President Trump will face a primary challenge some time before the 2020 presidential election.
Many European holiday destinations now struggle with overcrowding and pollution.
As many of the world's most popular tourism destinations are overrun by visitors, operators could pay attention to the UN's sustainable development goals.
The USS Arizona sunk after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
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On the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it is worth remembering how it provided America with an unparalleled position of power following the second world war.
There are five species of kiwi in New Zealand. Their total number is currently at around 70,000 but the populations may have declined by two thirds in 20 years.
New Zealand is the last major landmass to be settled some 800 years ago. Since then, changes in land use have been extensive and catastrophic for the country's unique flora and fauna.
It takes collective action to deal with global issues.
People’s trust in politicians and governments is in decline, but it will take cross-party collaboration to deal with issues such as poverty and climate change.
Members of the migrant caravan, mostly Hondurans, cross a river that separates Guatemala and Mexico.
Honduran migrants trudging north towards the US-Mexico border are fleeing violence and poverty that has its roots in activities of 10th-century American fruit companies.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the General Assembly of the United Nations last month.
One year since Jacinda Ardern became prime minister, New Zealanders are refamiliarising themselves with the idea that the state can be a force for good.
Research shows that hazardous drinking is an issue for older people.
Research shows that up to 40% of adults aged 50 and over are hazardous drinkers. For men in this age group this increases to almost 50%.
L'indice de masse corporelle prend en compte votre poids et votre taille, et c'est tout.
Qui n’a jamais calculé son indice de masse corporelle, afin de savoir si son poids était gage de bonne santé ? Cet indicateur est pourtant loin d’être aussi pertinent qu’il est populaire…
A traditional haka held during the week-long coronation ceremony for the Māori king.
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The movement to establish a Māori monarch emerged following colonisation to protect land ownership and to bring otherwise independent tribal communities together.
The extinction of important animal resources such as the moa reverberated culturally for centuries after the birds’ extinction.
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Tracing extinctions that happened centuries ago is difficult. But in New Zealand, the last place to be settled some 750 years ago, ancestral Māori oral traditions retain clues about lost species.
Leadership is replacing concepts of management in universities.
Stress and anxiety levels among academics are on the rise, and some of the blame lies with ideologies that expect scholars to be leaders.
Sebuah gempa berskala 6.9 menyebabkan runtuhnya ribuan rumah di bagian utara dari pulau Lombok di Indonesia.
Ratusan ribu orang di Lombok kehilangan rumah menyusul gempa bumi. Sebagian besar penderitaan ini bisa dicegah jika rumah-rumah dibangun tahan gempa.
New Zealand proposes a new approach to diplomacy with its Pacific neighbours.
Whether New Zealand achieves real change in the way it engages with Pacific nations depends on how the 'Pacific reset' funding boost is translated into action on the ground.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake led to the collapse of thousands of houses in the northern parts of the Indonesian island of Lombok.
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Hundreds of thousands of people are homeless following the Lombok earthquakes. Much of this suffering need not have happened if houses were constructed to better withstand shaking.
New Zealand is considering whether or not agricultural greenhouse gases should be considered as part of the country’s transition to a low-emission economy.
New Zealand could become the first country to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
A phased eradication of M. bovis means that an additional 126,000 cows will need to be culled, at an estimated cost of NZ$886 million.
New Zealand has decided to attempt an eradication of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, which means culling thousands of infected cattle.