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It’s all in the detail

Monday, 18 January 2016, 9:32 am | NIWA

Drawing fish is a lot harder than you might think, explains NIWA’s scientific illustrator. More >>

Inside NIWA’s Invertebrate Collection

Monday, 11 January 2016, 9:44 am | NIWA

In that library are shelves - you can check things out, look at them and return them. More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook

Friday, 8 January 2016, 5:37 pm | NIWA

Strong El Niño conditions continued to dominate the tropical Pacific during December 2015. Sea surface temperature anomalies in the central and eastern Pacific have weakened slightly, but still exceed +2oC. The SOI is weakly negative at -0.6 for the month ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 8 January 2016, 5:31 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Know your shells

Monday, 4 January 2016, 9:51 am | NIWA

If you're collecting sea shells at the beach this summer and wondering what they are, NIWA is here to help. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 24 December 2015, 2:16 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

May all your Christmases be sunny...

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 1:25 pm | NIWA

A mostly happy, high-pressure (meteorologically speaking) holiday in store! It’s no wonder that the Christmas forecast has been highly anticipated. From hail to record breaking heat, summer so far has been off to a bit of a changeable start. The good ... More >>

Sharks of summer

Monday, 21 December 2015, 10:03 am | NIWA

Everyone knows they’re out there, but how well do you know your sharks? NIWA looks at four of the most common sharks you’re likely to spot this summer. Bronze whaler (Carcharhinus brachyurus) More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 18 December 2015, 3:47 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.  Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”.  Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

A Year of Weather

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:24 pm | NIWA

There were floods, tornados, fires and big waves in another year of big weather for New Zealand. NIWA climate scientists review the inclement highlights month by month. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Saturday, 12 December 2015, 10:47 am | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

NIWA seeks help from recreational anglers to count kahawai

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 10:24 am | NIWA

Recreational anglers may be asked to donate heads from kahawai that they land to science over summer, as part of a NIWA survey of New Zealand’s kahawai population. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 4 December 2015, 3:44 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.  Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”.  Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Voyage to discover secrets of marine food web

Friday, 4 December 2015, 10:58 am | NIWA

Scientists are beginning a voyage to the middle of the marine food web today to find out more about one of the most complex networks on the planet. More >>

NIWA Outlook: December 2015 - February 2016

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 11:03 am | NIWA

Strong El Niño conditions continue in the Tropical Pacific. The latest monthly sea surface temperature anomalies exceed +2oC in the central and eastern Pacific. Sub-surface temperature anomalies in the eastern Pacific increased over the last month (November ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 27/11/15

Friday, 27 November 2015, 3:45 pm | NIWA

The past week has seen very little rain fall over the South Island and as result soil moisture levels decreased across the entire island. High temperatures and persistent northwesterly to southwesterly winds throughout the week also contributed to the ... More >>

El Nino keeps NZ cooler in 2015

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:18 pm | NIWA

The effects of El Nino will prevent New Zealand from recording a record temperature for the year, say NIWA climate scientists. More >>

Talented students land dream summer jobs

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:11 pm | NIWA

NIWA has awarded sought-after Sir Peter Blake Trust ambassador awards to five talented Kiwi students who will spend part of summer working on exciting marine, freshwater, climate and atmosphere projects with leading NIWA scientists. More >>

Deep South National Science Challenge projects confirmed

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:55 am | NIWA

Understanding our future climate so New Zealanders can adapt and thrive is the aim of the Deep South National Science Challenge, which today announced its first allocation of funds to improve predictions of climate change. More >>

Security Breach on NIWA Vessel

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 1:37 pm | NIWA

NIWA Chief Executive, John Morgan, expressed his disappointment and concern that trespassers had breached security and safety measures to board the Research Vessel Tangaroa. More >>

 

 

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