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Climate science may help predict mussel production

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:21 pm | NIWA

Sea temperatures influence mussel production, but the link between the two is not always clear. Sea temperatures have been rising globally with climate change, but temperatures also fluctuate with shorter-term climate variability, along with other ... More >>

Getting to know the Gisborne gas seeps

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:15 am | NIWA

A team of NIWA scientist heads offshore near Gisborne next week [April 23-May 1] to investigate a group of seabed gas flares erupting from near a glacier of frozen methane discovered last year. More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: March 2015

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 2:53 pm | NIWA

A warm month for all regions, and patches of wet and dry throughout New Zealand. Download full release as a PDF More >>

Global audience for NIWA’s lake research

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 4:05 pm | NIWA

Holidaymakers knew it was a summer to remember, and science backed it up: the Rotorua lakes, some of New Zealand’s most popular, recorded their warmest temperatures in almost a decade over the peak summer months of January and February this year. More >>

Easter weekend weather: most should be “hoppy”

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 2:27 pm | NIWA

One of the expressions we use to help communicate the effects of certain weather features is “high pressure brings happy weather”: easy to remember, as the “h’s” are the common denominator. More >>

NIWA Outlook: April-June 2015

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 2:20 pm | NIWA

Sea surface temperature anomalies in the tropical Pacific intensified significantly around the international Dateline during March 2015 and are currently showing a pattern consistent with weak El Niño conditions. Atmospheric patterns across the region ... More >>

Underwater glider touches down in Wellington

Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:34 am | NIWA

A state-of-the-art underwater research glider has been unveiled by NIWA scientists in Wellington. More >>

New Zealand helps Tongan deep water fisheries development

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 1:02 pm | NIWA

Fisheries scientists from NIWA are in Tonga this week to launch a programme to help the Pacific island nation maximise the economic benefits of commercial fishing. More >>

Is extreme weather the new normal?

Monday, 23 March 2015, 4:09 pm | NIWA

New Zealanders have just experienced one of the driest summers on record – great for beachgoers and cricket lovers, but far from ideal for farmers and orchardists relying on rain to maintain productivity. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Monday, 23 March 2015, 11:44 am | NIWA

Facts: Soil Moisture For the North Island, soil moisture levels are drier than normal for this time of year for much of the lower part of the North Island as well as western and northern areas of the island. Isolated pockets of severely drier than normal ... More >>

NIWA discovers 141 new creatures

Monday, 16 March 2015, 12:37 pm | NIWA

The work of NIWA biologists has discovered 141 new marine creatures in the past three years, an important contribution to a worldwide register of the planet’s underwater life. More >>

Scientists return from successful Antarctic research voyage

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 10:42 am | NIWA

NIWA deepwater research vessel Tangaroa docks in Wellington today to complete a successful six-week New Zealand-Australia Antarctic Ecosystems voyage. More >>

NIWA’s research receives international recognition

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 12:36 pm | NIWA

World-class climate and ozone research by scientists at NIWA’s Lauder Atmospheric Research Station has been recognised by meteorology’s leading organisation in Geneva, making Lauder the fourth upper-air site in the world to be certified by the global ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 10:02 am | NIWA

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soils conditions are deemed “hotspots”. Facts: Soil Moisture More >>

Little wonder -- the ocean’s primary productivity

Friday, 6 March 2015, 4:05 pm | NIWA

At the base of the ocean’s food chain are algae. Algae feed the krill that feed the whales. More >>

Climate Summary: A persistently dry summer for all

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 5:22 pm | NIWA

A persistently dry summer for all Rainfall Rainfall was below normal (50-79% of normal summer rain) for much of New Zealand during summer. Areas that were particularly affected by the dryness include eastern Otago, Canterbury, Marlborough, Wairarapa ... More >>

Ice Pilot’s critical mission

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:40 pm | NIWA

A research voyage in Antarctic waters faces the tyranny of distance and ice during every hour of the six-week voyage. More >>

NIWA Monthly Climate Summary - February 2015

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 2:10 pm | NIWA

A dry month in the east of both Islands and widespread dry soils. More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook

Monday, 2 March 2015, 3:08 pm | NIWA

Highlights this month include: • Sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean continued to reflect conditions between neutral and weak El Niño states during February 2015. Atmospheric patterns were mostly indicative of weak El Niño-like ... More >>

OYSTERS AHEAD: Bluff season begins

Friday, 27 February 2015, 3:34 pm | NIWA

Each March, oyster lovers descend on the catch of Bluff’s best bivalves – a seasonal delicacy from one of the last remaining wild oyster fisheries on the planet. More >>



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