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Rare fish and new seafloor habitats found during NIWA survey

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 2:43 pm | NIWA

NIWA scientists surveying shallow water coastal habitats off the east coast of Northland have found a rich diversity of macroalgal meadows, shellfish beds, sponges, and rare fish species, including a frogfish and possibly a new species of seahorse. More >>

Tangaroa’s makeover hampered by weather

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 3:09 pm | NIWA

The strong wind and rain battering Auckland this week has presented some special challenges for workers trying to paint NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa while she has been in dry dock. More >>

Warm in Wellington, windy up north

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 2:04 pm | NIWA

While Northland prepares for storms and high wind gusts later today and into the evening, NIWA forecaster Chris Brandolino says the temperature in the capital is well above average for this time of year. More >>

Volunteers needed for NIWA snow project

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:31 am | NIWA

NIWA wants to recruit school students and members of the public over winter keen to take part in a citizen science initiative, and this week might be a good week to start. More >>

June Climate Summary - Warmest June On Record

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 4:56 pm | NIWA

An exceptionally warm start to winter • Dozens of climate stations placed in the top four for warmest June ever recorded • Nationwide average temperature in June 2014 was 10.3°C surpassing the previous record for warmest June in 2003. • There ... More >>

Tangaroa heads for dry dock

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 4:26 pm | NIWA

NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa has this week gone into dry dock for extensive maintenance. More >>

Scientist plumb depths in search of clues to earth’s climate

Friday, 13 June 2014, 2:43 pm | NIWA

NIWA scientists are this month launching some cutting-edge technology capable of finding out what’s going on at the bottom of the ocean. More >>

NIWA launches tailored weather forecasting for farmers

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 11:44 am | NIWA

A weather forecast tailored for individual farms is being unveiled by NIWA at the New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek near Hamilton this week. More >>

Off to Fieldays? We don’t want to dampen your spirits but…

Friday, 6 June 2014, 1:32 pm | NIWA

NIWA has a message for opening day visitors to the rural sector’s biggest event of the year: go prepared. More >>

Southern Alps focus for international science experiment

Friday, 6 June 2014, 10:42 am | NIWA

NIWA scientists are this month taking a significant role in one of the largest science experiments to take place in New Zealand. More >>

National Climate Summary: Autumn 2014

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 3:18 pm | NIWA

A warm and sunny autumn for much of the North Island, wet for many parts of the South Island. More >>

New Zealand helps Tongan deepwater fisheries development

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 10:28 am | NIWA

A programme to help Tonga maximise the economic benefits of commercial fishing has been launched in the country’s capital, Nuku’alofa. More >>

May 2014 climate summary

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 2:43 pm | NIWA

It was particularly sunny across most of the North Island • The highest temperature was 26.0°C, at Napier on 6 May • There was a lot of rain in southern and western parts of the South Island • Hamiltron was the wettest main centre for the month ... More >>

Seasonal climate outlook: NIWA

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 1:28 pm | NIWA

The latest seasonal climate outook is available here, previewing the kind of weather we can expect in the next three months. Highlights include: Temperatures are most likely to be above average in the North Island. More >>

NIWA scientists make waves about sea ice

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 11:49 am | NIWA

NIWA scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding one of the key processes driving changes in sea ice. Drs Alison Kohout, Mike Williams and Sam Dean along with Australian based scientist Dr Mike Meylan, have been researching how the Southern ... More >>

Northern-hemisphere fossil discovered living in New Zealand

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 11:17 am | NIWA

A marine animal thought to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well and living near Picton. Called Protulophila, this new “living fossil” forms a network of tiny holes in the chalky tubes of marine worms called serpulids. More >>

NIWA supercomputer back online

Monday, 26 May 2014, 1:10 pm | NIWA

As a precaution, NIWA took the supercomputer offline and immediately undertook a series of tests with the assistance of IBM. NIWA is able to confirm that the unauthorised attempts to gain access to the supercomputer were unsuccessful. More >>

NZ - German 3D survey: seabed gas hydrate and methane system

Monday, 12 May 2014, 11:51 am | NIWA

A joint New Zealand-German research team has discovered a huge network of frozen methane and methane gas in sediments and in the ocean near New Zealand’s east coast. More >>

April Climate Summary

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 10:52 am | NIWA

April 2014 was characterised by higher pressure than normal to the southeast of New Zealand with lower than normal pressures over the Tasman Sea. This pressure pattern resulted in north-easterly quarter wind flow anomalies for most parts of the country, ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: May-July 2014

Sunday, 4 May 2014, 10:36 am | NIWA

For the coming three months as a whole, mean sea level pressures are expected to be slightly lower than normal over New Zealand with higher than normal pressures to the south-east and lower than normal pressures to the north of the country. These ... More >>



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