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Report recognises climate change and ozone depletion links

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 12:17 pm | NIWA

The ozone hole over Antarctica is responsible for significant climate change in the Southern Hemisphere, according to a new international report. More >>

Dry spells take hold in South Island

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:37 pm | NIWA

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues. A dry spell is defined as a period of 15 days or more with less than 1mm of rain on any one day. More >>

Climate Summary: A mild winter for much of the country

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10:46 am | NIWA

A mild winter for much of the country. Temperature It was a mild winter for much of the country, but especially for the South Island where winter temperatures were predominantly above average (0.5 to 1.2°C above average). The exception was parts ... More >>

August 2014 Climate Summary

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 1:39 pm | NIWA

August rainfall was wide ranging. Above normal rainfall (120-149%) occurred throughout eastern Northland, Manawatu-Wanganui, Gisborne, Southland and parts of Central Otago. Conversely rainfall was below normal (50-79%) in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, and ... More >>

NIWA Outlook:September-November 2014

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 5:24 pm | NIWA

The equatorial Pacific Ocean remains ENSO-neutral at the end of August 2014. Despite the Southern Oscillation Index being currently negative, a fully coupled (ocean and atmosphere) event has yet to initiate. More >>

Wellington science fair winners announced

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:08 pm | NIWA

A Wellington High School student has taken out the prize for best overall exhibit at this year’s NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. More >>

NIWA works with Samoan village to build better future

Monday, 25 August 2014, 5:22 pm | NIWA

A unique pilot project to help Samoa’s largest village better cope with natural disaster is the focus of an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Samoa timed to coincide with a major United Nations conference in Apia. More >>

Science students step up

Monday, 25 August 2014, 9:28 am | NIWA

It’s a big week for Wellington’s next top scientists competing in the 50th annual NIWA Wellington Science Fair More >>

Decade of great white shark research nears end

Monday, 11 August 2014, 10:14 am | NIWA

A joint 10-year NIWA and Department of Conservation project to find out more about the great white sharks that inhabit New Zealand waters is coming to an end as scientists tackle the final phases of data analysis. NIWA fisheries scientist and shark expert ... More >>

Climate Summary: Near-normal July temperatures for most

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:59 pm | NIWA

Rainfall July was a dry month for most parts of the country with the central North Island, Bay of Plenty, eastern Nelson-Marlborough and Canterbury regions experiencing well below normal rainfall ( 149%) rainfall anomalies recorded in the regions during ... More >>

Collaboration key to Deep South Science Challenge success

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 12:40 pm | NIWA

The Government’s Deep South National Science Challenge provides an unprecedented opportunity for scientific collaboration that will ultimately improve the lives of all New Zealanders, according to Rob Murdoch, the challenge’s interim director. More >>

NIWA Outlook: August-October 2014

Friday, 1 August 2014, 2:24 pm | NIWA

The equatorial Pacific Ocean continues to remain ENSO-neutral at the end of July 2014, with atmospheric and oceanic conditions failing to sufficiently couple to initiate an El Niño event. Other El Niño indicators have also weakened in the last month. ... More >>

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 >>



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