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Equinox marks start of 'astronomical Spring'

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 12:18 pm | NIWA

Astronomical spring begins in New Zealand at 2.21am on Friday, marked by the Southern Hemisphere’s Vernal Equinox. More >>

New Zealand sea lions and the threat of misinformation

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 12:25 pm | NIWA

New Zealand is lucky to have its own sea lion. They were nearly driven to extinction more than 150 years ago by the first human settlers and then by commercial sealing – a story shared with nearly all seals. But the New Zealand sea lion has been slow ... More >>

Winter is coming - again

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 2:56 pm | NIWA

Look who's back... NIWA forecasters believe that winter will return with a vengeance from tomorrow. Here are five things you should know about the incoming Antarctic blast... 1. Snow: Will likely settle in the hills around Dunedin, Christchurch, and ... More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: Winter 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:14 pm | NIWA

Temperature Winter temperatures were near average (-0.50°C to +0.50°C) for Taranaki, western Waikato, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough and coastal Otago. Winter temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C) elsewhere. Rainfall Rainfall was near normal ... More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: August 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:11 pm | NIWA

Temperature August temperatures were below average (-1.20°C to -0.51°C) in the north and east of the South Island. It was an especially chilly month across the northwestern Tasman region where mean temperatures were well below average ( Rainfall ... More >>

Winners of Wellington Science Fair Announced

Friday, 2 September 2016, 12:45 pm | NIWA

The 2016 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair has again been a resounding success, with more than 500 intermediate and secondary school students taking part. More >>

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: September - November 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 12:51 pm | NIWA

ENSO (El Niño – Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions continued in the tropical Pacific Ocean during August: sea surface temperatures along the eastern equatorial Pacific are near or slightly below normal, and the atmospheric conditions over the ... More >>

Ready, set, go – it’s time for a warm leap into spring

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 10:18 am | NIWA

It’s time to close the door on winter – spring will be here on Thursday bearing gifts of warm winds and sunshine for September. More >>

Fresh powder for South Island ski fields

Friday, 26 August 2016, 9:35 am | NIWA

A storm set to strengthen east of New Zealand on Friday will bring a late season wintry blast to the South Island’s ski fields. More >>

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Wellington Science Fair

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:41 am | NIWA

Science students from around the Wellington region are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at this week’s annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. More than 385 entries have been received from about 500 students ... More >>

Rangiora: NIWA needs your help

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:20 am | NIWA

Rangiora residents willing to contribute to a community project about the quality of air in their town are being sought by NIWA scientists to help with their research. More >>

Snow report

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 12:15 pm | NIWA

After one of the most tranquil weeks of the season, winter returns to he South Island this weekend, delivering some fresh powder - music to the ears of the country’s snow hounds. A few rounds of snow are expected across ski fields through the middle ... More >>

Successful research projects announced

Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:23 pm | NIWA

The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge today welcomed an announcement from Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce for eight new scientific research projects to help New Zealanders better understand and manage the oceans. More >>

Penguins reveal unknown swimming talents

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:19 am | NIWA

The remarkable long distance swimming abilities of penguins have impressed NIWA scientists tracking almost 100 birds over winter in the Southern Ocean. More >>

Snow forecast

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 1:24 pm | NIWA

After the coldest and snowiest stretch of winter last week, there’s some settled weather in the forecast for anyone heading to the ski slopes. More >>

Rising Challenge for Coastal Communities & Infrastructure

Monday, 8 August 2016, 10:36 am | NIWA

NIWA coastal engineer/scientist Dr. Rob Bell will talk next week about the problems coastal communities, councils and infrastructure operators will encounter from sea-level rise. His talk will cover the basic science behind the rise, and what we can do to ... More >>

Flying laboratory going low over Lauder

Friday, 5 August 2016, 10:06 am | NIWA

NIWA atmospheric scientists in Central Otago are turning plane spotters next week as they eagerly await the flyover of a NASA research plane. More >>

July Climate Summary - Mild Month Overall

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 5:04 pm | NIWA

A mild month overall and dry for eastern areas of the country. Temperature July temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20 °C) in many parts of New Zealand. It was an especially warm month for much of the inland South Island, Kaikoura and Auckland ... More >>

Heavy snow forecast sends NIWA staff outdoors

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 1:40 pm | NIWA

NIWA scientists and field teams will be heading outdoors for the first snow mobilisation of winter later this week to make the most of what is expected to be the largest and longest wintry blast of the year. A snow mobilisation is initiated by NIWA hydrologist ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: August - October 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016, 1:01 pm | NIWA

ENSO (El Niño – Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions are currently present in the tropical Pacific: Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) along the eastern equatorial Pacific are near or slightly below normal, and the atmospheric conditions over the ... More >>



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