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Southern spring sizzle sets records

Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:49 pm | NIWA

An immense dome of high pressure stretched across the Tasman Sea onto the South Island yesterday, bringing the highest temperatures across New Zealand since April. More >>

Sea ice change puts glitch in NIWA's Antarctic research

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 11:07 am | NIWA

A dramatic change in sea ice this year is likely to hamper a NIWA-led research project aiming to better understand how ice shelves will melt as the ocean warms. More >>

Warm temps ahead of Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 10:52 am | NIWA

An air flow extending from Australia on Thursday and Friday may bring near-record warmth to parts of the interior South Island, says NIWA forecaster Ben Noll. A large area of high pressure to the northwest of New Zealand will help steer this warm air ... More >>

New term, new NZ marine science resources

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:56 am | NIWA

School pupils can now explore a real-world issue facing New Zealand – how to best manage our vast marine resources – thanks to a collaboration between the Sustainable Seas Challenge and Science Learning Hub. More >>

Consultation Opens for Sustainable Seas Challenge 2019–2024

Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:31 am | NIWA

Improving marine management is critical to New Zealand’s future health and wealth, but research in isolation is not enough. Excellent engagement with, and participation from, all users and sectors of society is essential. We have therefore been working ... More >>

Tropical Cyclone Outlook for Southwest Pacific

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:16 pm | NIWA

Forecasters say about eight to 10 named tropical cyclones are expected to form in the Southwest Pacific basin between November and April. More >>

10th anniversary of ocean acidification research

Monday, 9 October 2017, 8:24 am | NIWA

A decade of scientific research into how ocean acidification is affecting New Zealand waters has led to far greater understanding of the vulnerability of our marine ecosystems, according to a newly published review. More >>

Leopard seal pup’s lungs were failing, CT scan shows

Friday, 29 September 2017, 5:42 pm | NIWA

A leopard seal pup born off St Kilda beach, Dunedin, on Tuesday has been found to have only had 10 per cent of normal lung capacity. The pup was euthanised on Wednesday after a vet determined it could not be saved. More >>

Scientists’ stunning images

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 8:47 am | NIWA

From the bottom of the ocean to the top of atmosphere, NIWA staff work in some of the world’s most stunning landscapes. More >>

Colourful weather on Election Day

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 1:01 pm | NIWA

Most New Zealanders can be confident of a dry trip to the polling booth on Saturday, according to NIWA meteorologist Seth Carrier. More >>

Kaikōura Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:13 pm | NIWA

NIWA scientists have found signs of recovery in the Kaikōura Canyon seabed, 10 months after powerful submarine landslides triggered by the November earthquake wiped out organisms living in and on the seabed. More >>

Winners of Wellington Science Fair Announced

Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:41 pm | NIWA

The 2017 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair has again been a resounding success, with more than 550 intermediate and secondary school students taking part. More >>

Hayward kiwifruit at risk from climate change

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:28 am | NIWA

The most commonly grown variety of kiwifruit around Te Puke will not be commercially viable in the area by the end of the century, say scientists. More >>

Feeding astronauts and other entries

Monday, 11 September 2017, 12:14 pm | NIWA

From designing food for astronauts to the best bait for catching rats, Wellington students are applying their creative talents to scientific endeavour this week as the annual NIWA Wellington Science and Technology Fair gets under way. More >>

A very wet winter for the eastern South Island

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 2:08 pm | NIWA

A very wet winter for the eastern South Island, mild temperatures for most of the country More >>

NIWA Outlook: September - November 2017

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 9:25 am | NIWA

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty Central North Island, Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Wellington Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, Buller West Coast, Alps and foothills, inland Otago and Southland Coastal Canterbury, ... More >>

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Auckland Science Fair

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 11:20 am | NIWA

Science students from around Auckland are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at next week’s annual NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair. More >>

Power project wins Whakatane student top prize

Monday, 28 August 2017, 10:12 am | NIWA

A Whakatane home school student has with an ambitious project, entitled Wasted Watts, has taken out top honours in this year’s Bay of Plenty Regional Science and Technology Fair. More >>

Air Bubbles Reveal New Info about Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 8:43 am | NIWA

Sitting at the surface of Taylor Glacier in Antarctica, are layers of ice more than 10,000 years old. And trapped inside those layers are bubbles of ancient air – like tiny time capsules - able to tell scientists a story about what the world used ... More >>

New expertise for Sustainable Seas Challenge

Friday, 18 August 2017, 5:50 pm | NIWA

We are pleased to announce that Conrad Pilditch and Janet Stephenson have joined the Science Leadership Team, bringing both continuity and new blood. Conrad Pilditch is the new leader of Dynamic Seas, our research theme focused on using biophysical ... More >>



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