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A smidgen of seasonal solstice science

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:10 pm | NIWA

This year’s winter solstice may start mild, but by the end of the shortest day of the year on Wednesday there will be rain, wind and even some snow. More >>

Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 5:17 pm | NIWA

NIWA is today issuing some scientific information on the parasite Bonamia ostreae, recently discovered in Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island, and the risk it poses to the Bluff oyster fishery. The information has been compiled by NIWA fisheries scientist ... More >>

A mostly fine forecast for Fieldays 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 9:52 am | NIWA

It’ll be a wet and breezy start to Fieldays tomorrow but it’s better and brighter after that. More >>

New Zealand joins global seabed mapping initiative

Friday, 9 June 2017, 2:13 pm | NIWA

New Zealand has joined a global initiative to map the ocean floor of the entire world by the year 2030. More >>

NIWA invests $18 million in new supercomputers

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:45 pm | NIWA

NIWA is placing the future of New Zealanders at the heart of its operation by investing in new supercomputers that will significantly enhance scientists’ abilities to solve crucial issues facing the country. More >>

Proud of your plants? Come and show NIWA at Fieldays

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:31 pm | NIWA

Farmers coming to Fieldays next week are being asked to share their experiences of restoring streams when they visit the NIWA stand. More >>

Autumn summary

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 5:13 pm | NIWA

Autumn is over but the weather keeps on giving. In the Autumn Climate Summary you will see: More >>

Funding announced for climate resilience research

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 2:48 pm | NIWA

Working out which roads, buildings and railway lines across New Zealand could be affected by flooding due to climate change, is the subject of a new research project being funded by the Deep South National Science Challenge. More >>

New database sheds light on prehistoric NZ tsunamis

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 10:29 am | NIWA

The scientific records of palaeotsunamis to have affected New Zealand shores can now be accessed in a new one-stop information shop. More >>

Mangroves: to clear or not to clear?

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:10 am | NIWA

NIWA scientists have written a guide for managing mangroves, prompted by a desire for people to learn more about mangrove ecosystems, and what happens when they are removed. More >>

Background report: MfE “Clean Water” Swimmability Proposal

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 5:09 pm | NIWA

NIWA Technical Background report for MfE “Clean Water” Swimmability Proposals for Rivers www.niwa.co.nz/news/niwa-technical-background-report-for-mfe-clean-water-swimmability-proposals-for-rivers More >>

NIWA April 2017 Climate Summary

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 4:58 pm | NIWA

April 2017 was characterised by higher than normal atmospheric pressure to the south and southeast of the South Island, along with lower than normal atmospheric pressure over and to the north of the North Island. This pressure pattern resulted in more ... More >>

Scientists go door-to-door in Edgecumbe

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 8:31 am | NIWA

Scientists will be knocking on doors in Edgecumbe next week seeking to survey the damage done to buildings from recent flooding caused when a stopbank on the Rangitaiki River breached. More >>

Pollen from NZ may be altering remote deep-sea ecosystems

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:18 pm | NIWA

Pollen from New Zealand pine forests has been shown to travel more than 1500km through wind and ocean currents, and sink thousands of metres into the ocean to reach some of the world’s deepest ecosystems. More >>

Tropical Cyclone Cook churning across Pacific

Monday, 10 April 2017, 3:10 pm | NIWA

NIWA meteorologist Seth Carrier outlines the likely path of Cyclone Cook, which is gaining strength in the Pacific. More >>

Tropical Torrent by the numbers

Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:53 pm | NIWA

The Tropical Torrent that spread over New Zealand this week, produced up to three times the normal April rainfall for some locations in three days, NIWA forecaster Ben Noll says. More >>

Tropical Torrent takes aim at New Zealand

Friday, 31 March 2017, 2:51 pm | NIWA

After thrashing Australia, what’s left of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie is forecast to slowly move across the Tasman Sea over the weekend and soak New Zealand next week. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 4:35 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

NIWA launches New Zealand Drought Index

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:36 am | NIWA

A new tool to monitor drought conditions across New Zealand has been launched today by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). Called The New Zealand Drought Index (NZDI), it is an easy-to-use, colour coded map that defines ... More >>

NIWA surveying fish in Tasman and Golden Bays

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 8:28 am | NIWA

Boaties in Tasman and Golden Bays are likely to notice a larger than usual vessel working close to shore over the next few days. More >>

 

 

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