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New expertise for Sustainable Seas Challenge

Friday, 18 August 2017, 5:50 pm | NIWA

We are pleased to announce that Conrad Pilditch and Janet Stephenson have joined the Science Leadership Team, bringing both continuity and new blood. Conrad Pilditch is the new leader of Dynamic Seas, our research theme focused on using biophysical ... More >>

Spotted a Leopard Seal? Scientist Seeks Sightings

Friday, 18 August 2017, 9:18 am | NIWA

A leopard seal has spent so much time in New Zealand waters she has prompted a NIWA scientist to challenge conventional thinking about the species. More >>

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Science Fair

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:22 pm | NIWA

Science students from around south and east Auckland are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at next week’s annual NIWA South and east Auckland Science and Technology Fair. About 120 entries have been received from almost 200 ... More >>

Scientist makes new homes for baby paua

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:47 am | NIWA

Twelve bespoke concrete structures resembling upside down oven trays may hold the key to restoring the paua population off Kaikoura wiped out by last November's earthquake. More >>

NIWA Outlook: August – October 2017

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 3:05 pm | NIWA

ENSO (El Niño – Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions (neither El Niño nor La Niña) continued in the tropical Pacific during July 2017, but this month mixed signals were again present. In particular some atmospheric patterns have been recently ... More >>

Climate change will cause more deaths from air pollution

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:39 am | NIWA

New research estimates that if climate change goes unchecked 60,000 more people will die globally from air pollution in 2030 – just 13 years away. The figure rises to more than 260,000 people in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air ... More >>

Winter storm delivers wettest day on record

Monday, 24 July 2017, 2:56 pm | NIWA

The latest atmospheric river over New Zealand delivered one town’s wettest day on record, and broke several other long-held rainfall statistics, according to NIWA data. Lower pressure than normal has fuelled several high impact weather events during ... More >>

So far, so very stormy

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 3:03 pm | NIWA

Today’s low came spinning off the coast of Hawke’s Bay funneling strong winds through the Cook Strait and hitting Wellington region with strong winds before moving on to Taranaki and Auckland this afternoon. NIWA climate scientist Nava Fedaeff has ... More >>

New buoy to boost water quality information

Monday, 10 July 2017, 3:36 pm | NIWA

A buoy with the ability to “phone home” was today deployed in Wellington Harbour to monitor currents, waves and water quality in the harbour. More >>

New buoy for Wellington Harbour to boost water quality info

Monday, 10 July 2017, 3:31 pm | NIWA

A buoy with the ability to “phone home” was today deployed in Wellington Harbour to monitor currents, waves and water quality in the harbour. The buoy is part of a joint project between NIWA and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) around ... More >>

Six months in a (slightly) cooler climate

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 12:12 pm | NIWA

Now the first six months of the year are done and dusted, NIWA forecasters have been analysing the country’s weather statistics to see where we stand compared to last year’s record breaker. More >>

June climate summary - Record-dry June for parts of North

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 3:13 pm | NIWA

Rainfall was well below normal ( Temperature June temperatures were near average for most of the country (-0.50°C to +0.50°C). Pockets of above average temperatures (0.51°C to 1.20°C) occurred in the Bay of Plenty, West Coast, and inland Otago. ... More >>

Rare octopus turns up at NIWA

Monday, 3 July 2017, 4:24 pm | NIWA

NIWA’s Marine Invertebrate Collection has welcomed two extremely rare octopus that have only just been provisionally identified. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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