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Scientists return from Antarctic voyage

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 10:12 am | NIWA

After travelling almost 12,000km in the past six weeks, a group of scientists returns to Wellington at the weekend with new knowledge about life in the Ross Sea of Antarctica. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:05 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

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 1:04 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 Outlook: February – April 2019

Friday, 1 February 2019, 4:01 pm | NIWA

Outlook Summary • The atmospheric circulation around New Zealand is forecast to be characterised by slightly higher than normal pressure to the southwest and southeast of New Zealand and lower pressure than normal to the northeast of the country. Weak ... More >>

The heatwave in numbers

Friday, 1 February 2019, 2:14 pm | NIWA

NIWA has crunched the data on this week’s heatwave and come up with the following record breakers: More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 2:17 pm | NIWA

Across the North Island, soil moisture levels decreased everywhere during the past week due to meagre rainfall and extremely warm temperatures. The most significant decreases were observed across the northern two-thirds of the island, with less substantial ... More >>

NIWA’s Sea Surface Temperature Update

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 2:03 pm | NIWA

A fortnightly report, updated over summer, covering sea surface temperatures and anomalies (differences from average) around New Zealand. Following the Tasman Sea marine heatwave event of 2017-18, this report will help users understand the latest ... More >>

Māori carvers head to Antarctica

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 10:37 am | NIWA

Two Māori carvers head to Antarctica next week to complete and install a traditional carving at Scott Base, New Zealand’s headquarters on the ice. More >>

Sir Ed’s temperature legacy

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 12:47 pm | NIWA

Temperature records that began with Sir Edmund Hilary in 1957 are still being collected and used by scientists, and operational staff at Scott Base. More >>

Scientists confirm warming seas around New Zealand

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 10:25 am | NIWA

The water in the New Zealand region is significantly warmer than it was 30 years ago, and all indications are the warming trend will continue, says a NIWA scientist. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 23/1/19

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 4:47 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

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 9:01 am | NIWA

Across the North Island, soil moisture levels generally decreased slightly during the past week, with the exception of Northland where the drying was more substantial. Conversely, slight soil moisture improvements were observed in Taranaki. The driest ... More >>

Scientist collects rubbish to rid rivers of plastics

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 9:24 am | NIWA

It may be rubbish to everyone else, but to Amanda Valois each little scrap of plastic on a river bank or in a waterway tells a valuable story. More >>

The science of art or the art of science…

Friday, 11 January 2019, 10:58 am | NIWA

If you think science and art have nothing in common, think again. At environmental science institute NIWA, it’s all about one inspiring the other. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 10/1/19

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 11:33 am | 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 >>

The eel earbone detective

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 10:00 am | NIWA

As a young child growing up on an Irish farm, one of Eimear Egan’s chores was to regularly clean out the well from where her family drew its drinking water. In the well lived a large eel that, no matter how many times it was shifted, just kept coming ... More >>

2018: New Zealand’s equal-2nd warmest year on record

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 11:23 am | NIWA

Temperature Annual temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C above the annual average) across the majority of New Zealand, including much of the North Island as well as the western and southern South Island. A small strip of well above average ... More >>

Scientists voyage into Antarctic unknown

Monday, 7 January 2019, 3:08 pm | NIWA

A group of intrepid scientists leaves Wellington for Antarctica tomorrow on board NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa for what their leader calls “a voyage of discovery”. More >>

NIWA scientist throws light on the Red Zone

Friday, 21 December 2018, 9:02 am | NIWA

Christchurch’s Red Zone is to be the focal point of a scientific experiment involving street lights and insects over summer. NIWA freshwater ecologist Dr Michelle Greenwood is trying to find out how a change in the colour spectrum of street lights is affecting ... More >>

Santa rides an atmospheric river toward New Zealand

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 12:06 pm | NIWA

Santa is expected to deliver a soggy Christmas to large parts of New Zealand this year, as an atmospheric river of moisture stretches from the tropics all the way to Aotearoa. More >>

 

 

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