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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 >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Monday, 23 February 2015, 4:04 pm | NIWA

For the North Island, soil moisture levels remain much drier than normal for this time of year for nearly the whole of the island. Sizeable areas of severely to extremely drier than normal soil moisture persist in the Waikato, southern Taranaki, Wellington, ... More >>

Lake sediments reveal frequency of Hawke’s Bay quakes

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 3:15 pm | NIWA

An international team of scientists has analysed 7000 years’ worth of lake-bottom mud from central Hawke’s Bay to work out how often the region might expect earthquakes of at least moderate (ground shaking intensity MMI 7) strength, such as the recent ... More >>

Blue Whale encounters with Tangaroa captured on film

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 10:33 am | NIWA

Travelling through the icy Southern Ocean with blue whales is helping scientists discover whether the population is really recovering from the devastating effects of industrial whaling. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 16/2/15

Monday, 16 February 2015, 4:49 pm | NIWA

For the North Island, soil moisture levels remain much drier than normal for this time of year for most of the island. Areas of severely to extremely drier than normal soil moisture persist in the Waikato, southern Taranaki, Wellington, Wairarapa, Hawke’s ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Monday, 9 February 2015, 4:16 pm | NIWA

For the North Island, soil moisture levels remain much drier than normal for this time of year in the Waikato and Wairarapa regions as well as parts of Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay. Pockets of severely to extremely drier than normal soil moisture persist ... More >>

Whale tales from the edge of Antarctica

Monday, 9 February 2015, 2:45 pm | NIWA

Researchers aboard RV Tangaroa have encountered humpback whales at the Balleny Islands deep in the Southern Ocean and are on the track of the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. More >>

January 2015 Climate Summary: Warm, sunny, very dry

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 1:48 pm | NIWA

A warm, sunny and very dry month for most of the country. Rainfall Rainfall was well below normal ( Soil Moisture As of 1 February 2015, soil moisture levels were below normal for the time of year for extensive areas of New Zealand, but especially for ... More >>

 

 

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