The current state of New Zealand’s glaciers:
New Zealand’s glaciers are currently dominated by a substantial mass loss. Previously, these comparatively sensitive maritime glaciers experienced a regional mass increase during the late 20th century.
The retreat of large debris-covered valley glaciers in connection to the development of proglacial lakes is essentially a delayed adjustment following the end of the »Little Ice Age« and a mid-20th century warming. It is largely decoupled from the current climate trend.