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Scientists listen to the sound of photosynthesising seaweeds

Monday, 22 October 2018, 8:58 am | NIWA

NIWA scientists are hoping they may one day be able to “listen” to kelp forests in the waters around New Zealand to find out how they are faring. More >>

Treasure found on Northland beach

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:27 am | NIWA

A chance find by a woman walking on a Northland beach is now helping scientists learn more about mako sharks. Clare Veltman was walking Te Araroa – the 3000 km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Recently, while on Ninety Mile Beach, she spotted ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch for 17 October 2018

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 3:27 pm | NIWA

North Island Up to 17th October 2018, rainfall has been below normal or well below normal for a majority of the North Island, excluding the East Cape and the Tauranga area where rainfall has been near normal. The drier than normal pattern has generally ... More >>

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:25 am | NIWA

Near normal tropical cyclone activity overall during November-April, but increased east and reduced west of the Date Line; multiple severe tropical cyclones expected. More >>

NIWA Outlook: October – December 2018

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 1:25 pm | NIWA

For the sixth consecutive month, ENSO-neutral conditions persisted across the tropical Pacific. In September 2018 however, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) continued to trend down and is now in the El Niño range with a value of –1. On the other ... More >>

Handwritten files provide sediment treasure chest

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 1:39 pm | NIWA

A NIWA scientist who spent years poring over handwritten scientific notes stored in about 50 large wooden drawers, has seen the fruits of her labour now being used in ways she never imagined. More >>

NIWA staff capture incredible images

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:36 pm | NIWA

Once, or twice a year, when the tides and moon align, the brightly coloured jewel anemone will spawn, sending trails into the ocean in a spectacle that few get to witness. More >>

Busy season for NIWA scientists in Antarctica

Monday, 24 September 2018, 3:49 pm | NIWA

The new science season at Antarctica is just a few days away from opening and NIWA researchers are busy packing containers and shipping them to the ice where they will be reunited with them in the coming months. The summer science season lasts for about ... More >>

Carbon research grant “exceptional moment” for scientist

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 3:07 pm | NIWA

A NIWA-led team has today been awarded a multi-million dollar research grant that will help drive major advances in understanding of New Zealand’s carbon emissions and uptake. More >>

Sudden spring sun for south

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 12:02 pm | NIWA

A cool start to spring is about to be replaced by a sudden burst of warmth, according to NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. “Parts of Canterbury and Marlborough have been more than 2°C below average so far this month but that’s about to change. It will ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: September – November 2018

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 2:13 pm | NIWA

For the fifth consecutive month, ENSO-neutral conditions persisted across the tropical Pacific. During August 2018, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) trended negative and had a preliminary value of -0.9 (on the El Niño side). Sea surface temperatures ... More >>

New discoveries on Marlborough seafloor

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 9:38 am | NIWA

The findings of the most complex underwater coastal survey of the seafloor undertaken in New Zealand, including previously undiscovered natural features and sunken boats, are to be formally presented to the Marlborough community tomorrow. More >>

Know your dolphin by the fin, says NIWA scientist

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:02 am | NIWA

Identifying dolphins using photos of the unique pigment patterns on their fins can be used to help in the management of a species, says a NIWA scientist. More >>

School student examines expired sunscreens

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 10:21 am | NIWA

A 13-year-old Waikato school student has been testing his mother’s assurance that sunscreens past their expiry dates are still effective. Spencer Cleland, of St Peter’s School, Cambridge, entered the annual NIWA Waikato Science and Technology Fair being ... More >>

Schoolgirl invents environmentally friendly dog pooper scoop

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 11:30 am | NIWA

A Tauranga school student has solved a crucial problem for dog owners in the face of a ban on single use plastic bags. Tearani Wikohika, a Year 8 student at Tauranga Intermediate, has entered her paper pooper scooper in this week’s NIWA Bay of Plenty ... More >>

Community project inspires scientists

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:32 am | NIWA

A project to restore a stream catchment in Kaikōura – damaged in the 2016 earthquake – is being described as inspirational by NIWA scientists. More >>

Scientist fills holes in Swiss cheese

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:34 am | NIWA

What do taewa Māori (Māori potatoes) and Swiss cheese have in common? For NIWA social scientist Stephen FitzHerbert it’s much more than a tasty snack. More >>

From small beginnings a valuable collection grows

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 1:58 pm | NIWA

Now the NIWA freshwater ecologist’s caution has paid off for scientists researching Lindavia intermedia , the diatom or alga that causes damaging lake snow. Lindavia intermedia was discovered in Lake Taupo last month. More >>

Councils get help to prepare for sea-level rise

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:35 pm | NIWA

A senior NIWA scientist is concerned many councils are having difficulty “getting off the starting blocks” when it comes to planning for coastal climate change. More >>

Wellington’s whale may be a good sign, says NIWA

Monday, 9 July 2018, 1:45 pm | NIWA

Wellington’s whale may be a sign they are returning to their historical habitat, says NIWA. More >>



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