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Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:52 pm | NIWA

An unavoidable delay in a research ship's voyage to Antarctica resulted in some surprising and important findings about the behaviour of emperor penguins. More >>

Monthly Climate Summary - March

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:20 pm | NIWA

March 2018 was characterised by significantly higher pressure than normal to the east of New Zealand. This pressure pattern, in concert with the decaying La Niña in the tropical Pacific, caused more northeasterly winds than usual over the country. ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: April – June 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1:24 pm | NIWA

Weak La Niña conditions continued in the tropical Pacific during March 2018, but trends in low-level winds and in sub-surface ocean temperatures during the month indicate that the event is coming to an end. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) ... More >>

Australian and NZ weather experts issue joint statement

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9:31 am | NIWA

NIWA has joined forces with Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology to issue a joint Special Climate Statement about unusual weather patterns over summer. More >>

Easter weather looks all right

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 2:16 pm | NIWA

Easter Sunday offers the best weather of the long holiday weekend, according to NIWA forecaster Maria Augutis - but the rest of the break isn’t looking too bad either. More >>

NIWA ship returns from Antarctica with ‘pieces of a puzzle’

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 9:55 am | NIWA

The absence of sea ice near Antarctica over the past six weeks has astonished scientists undertaking research aboard NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa. More >>

Kaikōura earthquake generated huge submarine sediment shift

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:30 am | NIWA

The 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake has shown that more than 100 million dumptrucks of mud and sand flow through the Kaikōura Canyon every 140 years, scientists say. More >>

Scientists measure glaciers after record-beating summer

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:26 pm | NIWA

Scientists measure glaciers after record-beating summer Climate scientists and glaciologists are taking to the skies this week to find out how New Zealand’s glaciers are faring following this summer’s record-breaking warmth. More >>

Summer 2017-18 Climate Summary: NZ’s hottest recorded summer

Monday, 5 March 2018, 5:13 pm | NIWA

New Zealand Climate Summary: Summer 2017-18 Issued: 5 March 2018 New Zealand’s hottest summer on record More >>

NZ Climate Summary Feb 2018: Two ex-Tropical Cyclones

Monday, 5 March 2018, 4:57 pm | NIWA

Temperature Mean temperatures were above average (0.51 to 1.20°C of average) or well above average (>1.20°C of average) across the North Island. Temperatures were more than 2°C above the February average for parts of Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, and ... More >>

NIWA expertise contributes to healthy hoki fishery

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 10:56 am | NIWA

When NIWA fisheries scientist Richard O’Driscoll went to sea earlier this year, he and his team measured so many fish that laid end to end, they would have stretched for 31km. More >>

Swamp kauri providing a window to the past for scientists

Monday, 26 February 2018, 9:03 am | NIWA

Dr Andrew Lorrey says kauri is a special species - mature trees live from 600 to 1000 years “if left to their own devices” - and provide important insight into long-term change. More >>

Five more days from the official hottest summer on record

Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:17 am | NIWA

Despite a sub-tropical storm and two ex-tropical cyclones, this summer is about to become the hottest in history. There are just five days of summer left and unless they are unprecedentedly cold, NIWA climate scientists say this summer will surpass ... More >>

Scientists send snapper to boot camp

Monday, 19 February 2018, 11:27 am | NIWA

At a laboratory just outside Whangarei, scientists are putting very young snapper through comprehensive physical testing - including a full medical check-up involving smell, hearing, vision, and even anxiety testing. More >>

Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:48 am | NIWA

A two-week expedition to tag blue whales in New Zealand waters for the first time, almost came up empty due to warmer sea temperatures causing the animals to change their behaviour. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 9 February 2018

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:24 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 >>

White shark research significant for NZ

Friday, 9 February 2018, 2:25 pm | NIWA

Research published yesterday in scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports, and updated with new samples and analyses, estimates that the total number of adult white sharks across the Australasian region is only around 2,210. More >>

Tangaroa heads to Antarctica on six-week voyage of discovery

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 2:56 pm | NIWA

Forty intrepid adventurers leave Wellington next week for a six-week scientific voyage to Antarctica. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 3:13 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's Hotspot Watch 19 January 2018

Friday, 19 January 2018, 2:01 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 >>

 

 

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