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Lake Tekapo study raises awareness of tsunamis in NZ lakes

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:33 pm | NIWA

A pilot project has provided the most advanced mapping of a New Zealand lake ever and highlights the hazard to lakeside towns of tsunamis caused by landslides. More >>

Fieldays weather – the worst is over before it starts

Monday, 11 June 2018, 1:46 pm | NIWA

Spare a thought for Fieldays exhibitors putting the final touches to their standstomorrow – it’s going to be wet. More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: May 2018

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1:53 pm | NIWA

Temperature May temperatures were well above average (> +1.20°C) in parts of Hawke’s Bay. Temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C) for most remaining parts of the North Island, except Northland, Taranaki and Wellington where temperatures ... More >>

NIWA urges farmers to prepare for climate change

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:29 am | NIWA

NIWA is encouraging farmers to plan for climate change so they can maximise their abilities to adapt and thrive as significant change begins to take place. More >>

La Nina's gone; wild and unruly arrives

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:53 pm | NIWA

We've got hot temperatures, we've got cold temperatures, freezing temperatures, ice, snow, hail, rain - and even a few rays of sunshine. And one very confused weather pattern. More >>

Footage shows exceptional clarity of Te Waikoropupū Springs

Friday, 25 May 2018, 11:55 am | NIWA

On the bottom of New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs is an underwater garden of vivid green, pinks and inky blues. More >>

Scientists bring in kids to help with air quality research

Monday, 21 May 2018, 2:11 pm | NIWA

Pupils at a Central Otago primary school are helping NIWA air quality scientists learn more about pollution in their town in a four-month project that will track where smoke comes from and where it goes over winter. More >>

New Aust-NZ research ship collaboration established

Friday, 11 May 2018, 11:20 am | NIWA

Australian and New Zealand scientific research organisations have established the first formal collaboration aimed at promoting the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operation of research ships. More >>

VIDEO: Survey reveals massive meltback in NZ glaciers

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 12:18 pm | NIWA

Researchers are painstakingly piecing together thousands of photographs of New Zealand's Southern Alps to tell a story about our shrinking glaciers. More >>

NIWA undertakes ambitious, complex seabed experiment

Monday, 7 May 2018, 9:47 am | NIWA

One of the most challenging scientific underwater experiments ever attempted by NIWA is taking place this month on the Chatham Rise. More >>

Unidentified whale signals recorded in Cook Strait

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 1:52 pm | NIWA

Two yet-to-be identified species of beaked whales have been detected in the Cook Strait region. Identifying which species they are is important for understanding the status of marine mammal populations in New Zealand waters A research team led ... More >>

Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:52 pm | NIWA

An unavoidable delay in a research ship's voyage to Antarctica resulted in some surprising and important findings about the behaviour of emperor penguins. More >>

Monthly Climate Summary - March

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:20 pm | NIWA

March 2018 was characterised by significantly higher pressure than normal to the east of New Zealand. This pressure pattern, in concert with the decaying La Niña in the tropical Pacific, caused more northeasterly winds than usual over the country. ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: April – June 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1:24 pm | NIWA

Weak La Niña conditions continued in the tropical Pacific during March 2018, but trends in low-level winds and in sub-surface ocean temperatures during the month indicate that the event is coming to an end. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) ... More >>

Australian and NZ weather experts issue joint statement

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9:31 am | NIWA

NIWA has joined forces with Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology to issue a joint Special Climate Statement about unusual weather patterns over summer. More >>

Easter weather looks all right

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 2:16 pm | NIWA

Easter Sunday offers the best weather of the long holiday weekend, according to NIWA forecaster Maria Augutis - but the rest of the break isn’t looking too bad either. More >>

NIWA ship returns from Antarctica with ‘pieces of a puzzle’

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 9:55 am | NIWA

The absence of sea ice near Antarctica over the past six weeks has astonished scientists undertaking research aboard NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa. More >>

Kaikōura earthquake generated huge submarine sediment shift

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:30 am | NIWA

The 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake has shown that more than 100 million dumptrucks of mud and sand flow through the Kaikōura Canyon every 140 years, scientists say. More >>

Scientists measure glaciers after record-beating summer

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:26 pm | NIWA

Scientists measure glaciers after record-beating summer Climate scientists and glaciologists are taking to the skies this week to find out how New Zealand’s glaciers are faring following this summer’s record-breaking warmth. More >>

Summer 2017-18 Climate Summary: NZ’s hottest recorded summer

Monday, 5 March 2018, 5:13 pm | NIWA

New Zealand Climate Summary: Summer 2017-18 Issued: 5 March 2018 New Zealand’s hottest summer on record More >>

 

 

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