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Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Wellington Science Fair

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:41 am | NIWA

Science students from around the Wellington region are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at this week’s annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. More than 385 entries have been received from about 500 students ... More >>

Rangiora: NIWA needs your help

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:20 am | NIWA

Rangiora residents willing to contribute to a community project about the quality of air in their town are being sought by NIWA scientists to help with their research. More >>

Snow report

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 12:15 pm | NIWA

After one of the most tranquil weeks of the season, winter returns to he South Island this weekend, delivering some fresh powder - music to the ears of the country’s snow hounds. A few rounds of snow are expected across ski fields through the middle ... More >>

Successful research projects announced

Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:23 pm | NIWA

The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge today welcomed an announcement from Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce for eight new scientific research projects to help New Zealanders better understand and manage the oceans. More >>

Penguins reveal unknown swimming talents

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:19 am | NIWA

The remarkable long distance swimming abilities of penguins have impressed NIWA scientists tracking almost 100 birds over winter in the Southern Ocean. More >>

Snow forecast

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 1:24 pm | NIWA

After the coldest and snowiest stretch of winter last week, there’s some settled weather in the forecast for anyone heading to the ski slopes. More >>

Rising Challenge for Coastal Communities & Infrastructure

Monday, 8 August 2016, 10:36 am | NIWA

NIWA coastal engineer/scientist Dr. Rob Bell will talk next week about the problems coastal communities, councils and infrastructure operators will encounter from sea-level rise. His talk will cover the basic science behind the rise, and what we can do to ... More >>

Flying laboratory going low over Lauder

Friday, 5 August 2016, 10:06 am | NIWA

NIWA atmospheric scientists in Central Otago are turning plane spotters next week as they eagerly await the flyover of a NASA research plane. More >>

July Climate Summary - Mild Month Overall

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 5:04 pm | NIWA

A mild month overall and dry for eastern areas of the country. Temperature July temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20 °C) in many parts of New Zealand. It was an especially warm month for much of the inland South Island, Kaikoura and Auckland ... More >>

Heavy snow forecast sends NIWA staff outdoors

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 1:40 pm | NIWA

NIWA scientists and field teams will be heading outdoors for the first snow mobilisation of winter later this week to make the most of what is expected to be the largest and longest wintry blast of the year. A snow mobilisation is initiated by NIWA hydrologist ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: August - October 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016, 1:01 pm | NIWA

ENSO (El Niño – Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions are currently present in the tropical Pacific: Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) along the eastern equatorial Pacific are near or slightly below normal, and the atmospheric conditions over the ... More >>

Tropical Winds Yield Late-July Record Warmth

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:34 am | NIWA

A number of temperature records toppled across New Zealand over the weekend as tropical winds from New Caledonia and Vanuatu streamed over the country. More >>

Record-challenging warmth returns

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 11:38 am | NIWA

It may be winter, but it’s going to be so warm this weekend temperature records are likely to tumble. More >>

Volunteers needed for NIWA snow project

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 2:55 pm | NIWA

As the snow finally starts to fall in earnest this week, NIWA is asking for public help to measure it. More >>

Wood smoke draws researchers to New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:13 pm | NIWA

The burning question of winter is attracting international air quality scientists to Wellington later this month to design a large scale joint research programme. More >>

Let it snow, let it snow, let it...

Friday, 8 July 2016, 3:48 pm | NIWA

After a dismal start to the ski season across New Zealand, Mother Nature might just deliver a mid-winter gift to those seeking snow in the South Island during the school holidays. More >>

NIWA scientist recognised for outstanding achievements

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 9:14 am | NIWA

A NIWA scientist with an international reputation as an outstanding leader in marine ecological field experiments was last night awarded the prestigious New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Award. More >>

Atmospheric river of moisture heading to NZ

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 11:53 am | NIWA

A series of low pressure systems will trek across the Tasman from tonight into the weekend, resulting in locally heavy rain and the potential for flooding and slips for the east of the North Island. Appreciable snowfall is also possible for the ski ... More >>

Winter fisheries survey finds toothfish spawning in the Ross

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:38 am | NIWA

At the edge of the advancing winter sea ice in the Ross Sea, a first-ever winter fisheries survey has uncovered new secrets of the Antarctic toothfish. The New Zealand commercial fishing vessel Janas , an ice strengthened longline vessel owned and operated ... More >>

June 2016 climate summary - 3rd warmest June on record

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 4:38 pm | NIWA

Temperature June temperatures were well above average (>1.20°C) for much of the South Island except in parts of Tasman and Marlborough where temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C). As a whole, the country observed well above average, ... More >>



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