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NIWA’s new hi-tech tool helps identify what’s in your stream

Monday, 3 August 2015, 9:27 am | NIWA

Identifying creepy crawlies in your local stream just got a whole lot easier and faster, thanks to a new 3D identification system developed by a NIWA researcher. More >>

Niwa: Regional predictions for the next three month

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:04 pm | NIWA

El Niño conditions continued to strengthen during July 2015. Sea surface temperature anomalies in the eastern and central Equatorial Pacific have been exceeding +1oC for the past two months. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) was strongly negative ... More >>

Scientists imagine marine future for New Zealand

Friday, 31 July 2015, 8:47 am | NIWA

By 2050 New Zealand will have a fleet of ocean gliders undertaking scientific measurements, an aquaculture industry powered by marine energy operating far offshore and weather forecasts available 18 months in advance. More >>

Temperature records broken around the country

Monday, 13 July 2015, 4:49 pm | NIWA

This month’s cold snap has broken a swathe of temperature records around the country. More >>

NZ and Japanese scientists study Pacific submarine research

Monday, 13 July 2015, 11:40 am | NIWA

Six NIWA scientists led by marine biologist Dr Ashley Rowden are working with scientific colleagues from Japan in the four-day workshop supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and NIWA. More >>

NIWA’s Rob Murdoch wins Marine Sciences Award

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 10:05 am | NIWA

Dr Rob Murdoch, General Manager of Research at NIWA has won the prestigious New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Awar More >>

Devilrays – divers of the deep

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 9:45 am | NIWA

A successful electronic tagging project means scientists have made some important discoveries about spinetail devilrays. More >>

Scientists probe complex causes of NZ sea lion decline

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 11:10 am | NIWA

A tiny community of New Zealand sea lions on the Otago Peninsula is helping scientists solve the mystery of why some populations are doing better than others. More >>

Tiny find fascinates squid scientists

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 1:33 pm | NIWA

Another colossal squid is under examination in Wellington, but this one could fit in the palm of your hand. The baby Mesonychoteuthis ¸ which measures about 12 cm in total length, was collected by NIWA during the NZ-Australia Antarctic Ecosystems ... More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: June 2015

Friday, 3 July 2015, 5:12 pm | NIWA

Rainfall Rainfall was above normal (120-149%) or well above normal (> 149%) for much of the Manawatu-Whanganui, Taranaki, Westland, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland regions. Rainfall was well below normal ( Temperature ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: July-September 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:13 pm | NIWA

Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa Nelson, Marlborough, Buller West Coast, Alps and foothills, inland Otago and Southland Coastal Canterbury, east Otago More >>

Scientists flocking to NIWA site for rare look at Pluto

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 10:38 am | NIWA

Scientists from around the world will be at NIWA’s atmospheric research station in Central Otago next week to observe a rare astronomical event that is likely to last just 90 seconds. Called a stellar occultation, it occurs when light from a star ... More >>

NIWA makes a date with freshwater fish

Monday, 22 June 2015, 11:27 am | NIWA

NIWA researchers have produced a series of calendars to inform people when New Zealand’s native freshwater and sport fish are migrating and spawning. More >>

NIWA’s Fieldays stand a winner

Friday, 12 June 2015, 12:38 pm | NIWA

NIWA’s Fieldays team is today basking in the glory of winning the Best Indoor Agribusiness Site awarded by the National Agricultural Fieldays organisation for the 2015 event. More >>

Outlook fine for Fieldays

Monday, 8 June 2015, 2:26 pm | NIWA

Vistors to this week's National Agricultural Fieldays near Hamilton, can expect mostly fine weather. More >>

NIWA May Climate Summary

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 1:31 pm | NIWA

Rainfall was well below normal ( 149%) or above normal (120-149%) for western parts of the South Island, the Southern Lakes, southwestern and western parts of the North Island, and eastern Bay of Plenty. Soil Moisture As of 1 June 2015, soil moisture ... More >>

Mapping Kapiti’s submarine landscape

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 9:59 am | NIWA

A team of marine geoscientists from New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research begins mapping the submarine landscape of Kapiti Island and Coast on Friday, 5 June. The project is run in partnership with Victoria University ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: June-August 2015

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 9:57 am | NIWA

An El Niño event is now under way in the tropical Pacific. In the second half of May, the Pacific trade winds weakened substantially and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) dropped below -1, indicating coupling had been achieved between the warmer ... More >>

Queen’s Birthday Weekend weather: an early winter warm-up

Friday, 29 May 2015, 3:52 pm | NIWA

As we segue from autumn to winter this long holiday weekend, after the recent cold snap, it may feel more like we’re transitioning from winter to spring with the arrival of warmer air. Let’s break things down a bit. More >>

Historic research data uncovered

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:55 pm | NIWA

A climate scientist at NIWA’s Lauder Station research centre in Central Otago has stumbled across the oldest known mid-infra-red spectra – scientific readings taken 30 years ago on 29 May 1985. More >>



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