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Winners of Wellington Science Fair Announced

Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:26 pm | NIWA

The 2015 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 >>

Wellington’s next young scientists step up

Monday, 24 August 2015, 2:43 pm | NIWA

Budding scientists from all over the Wellington region are displaying their ingenuity, creativity and analytic skills at the annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair at Victoria University of Wellington this week. More >>

Treasured lakes get some special attention

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 5:07 pm | NIWA

NIWA scientists and Northland Regional Council staff are uncovering more of the mysteries of the North’s prized dune lakes using a canoe and some specialist hydro-acoustic surveying equipment. More >>

NIWA flexes its mussels

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 11:17 am | NIWA

NIWA researchers have designed and built a machine that measures the strength of mussel shells that is partly based on the same technology used to open and close irrigation gates. More >>

NIWA trials new generation air quality sensors

Monday, 10 August 2015, 3:46 pm | NIWA

A new method of testing air quality in towns around New Zealand has been developed by NIWA scientists that could revolutionise the way communities can measure and control pollution. More >>

NIWA’s new hi-tech tool helps identify what’s in your stream

Monday, 3 August 2015, 9:27 am | NIWA

Identifying creepy crawlies in your local stream just got a whole lot easier and faster, thanks to a new 3D identification system developed by a NIWA researcher. More >>

Niwa: Regional predictions for the next three month

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:04 pm | NIWA

El Niño conditions continued to strengthen during July 2015. Sea surface temperature anomalies in the eastern and central Equatorial Pacific have been exceeding +1oC for the past two months. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) was strongly negative ... More >>

Scientists imagine marine future for New Zealand

Friday, 31 July 2015, 8:47 am | NIWA

By 2050 New Zealand will have a fleet of ocean gliders undertaking scientific measurements, an aquaculture industry powered by marine energy operating far offshore and weather forecasts available 18 months in advance. More >>

Temperature records broken around the country

Monday, 13 July 2015, 4:49 pm | NIWA

This month’s cold snap has broken a swathe of temperature records around the country. More >>

NZ and Japanese scientists study Pacific submarine research

Monday, 13 July 2015, 11:40 am | NIWA

Six NIWA scientists led by marine biologist Dr Ashley Rowden are working with scientific colleagues from Japan in the four-day workshop supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and NIWA. More >>

NIWA’s Rob Murdoch wins Marine Sciences Award

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 10:05 am | NIWA

Dr Rob Murdoch, General Manager of Research at NIWA has won the prestigious New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Awar More >>

Devilrays – divers of the deep

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 9:45 am | NIWA

A successful electronic tagging project means scientists have made some important discoveries about spinetail devilrays. More >>

Scientists probe complex causes of NZ sea lion decline

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 11:10 am | NIWA

A tiny community of New Zealand sea lions on the Otago Peninsula is helping scientists solve the mystery of why some populations are doing better than others. More >>

Tiny find fascinates squid scientists

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 1:33 pm | NIWA

Another colossal squid is under examination in Wellington, but this one could fit in the palm of your hand. The baby Mesonychoteuthis ¸ which measures about 12 cm in total length, was collected by NIWA during the NZ-Australia Antarctic Ecosystems ... More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: June 2015

Friday, 3 July 2015, 5:12 pm | NIWA

Rainfall Rainfall was above normal (120-149%) or well above normal (> 149%) for much of the Manawatu-Whanganui, Taranaki, Westland, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland regions. Rainfall was well below normal ( Temperature ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: July-September 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:13 pm | NIWA

Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa Nelson, Marlborough, Buller West Coast, Alps and foothills, inland Otago and Southland Coastal Canterbury, east Otago More >>

Scientists flocking to NIWA site for rare look at Pluto

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 10:38 am | NIWA

Scientists from around the world will be at NIWA’s atmospheric research station in Central Otago next week to observe a rare astronomical event that is likely to last just 90 seconds. Called a stellar occultation, it occurs when light from a star ... More >>

NIWA makes a date with freshwater fish

Monday, 22 June 2015, 11:27 am | NIWA

NIWA researchers have produced a series of calendars to inform people when New Zealand’s native freshwater and sport fish are migrating and spawning. More >>

NIWA’s Fieldays stand a winner

Friday, 12 June 2015, 12:38 pm | NIWA

NIWA’s Fieldays team is today basking in the glory of winning the Best Indoor Agribusiness Site awarded by the National Agricultural Fieldays organisation for the 2015 event. More >>

Outlook fine for Fieldays

Monday, 8 June 2015, 2:26 pm | NIWA

Vistors to this week's National Agricultural Fieldays near Hamilton, can expect mostly fine weather. More >>



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