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Scientists send snapper to boot camp

Monday, 19 February 2018, 11:27 am | NIWA

At a laboratory just outside Whangarei, scientists are putting very young snapper through comprehensive physical testing - including a full medical check-up involving smell, hearing, vision, and even anxiety testing. More >>

Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:48 am | NIWA

A two-week expedition to tag blue whales in New Zealand waters for the first time, almost came up empty due to warmer sea temperatures causing the animals to change their behaviour. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 9 February 2018

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:24 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

White shark research significant for NZ

Friday, 9 February 2018, 2:25 pm | NIWA

Research published yesterday in scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports, and updated with new samples and analyses, estimates that the total number of adult white sharks across the Australasian region is only around 2,210. More >>

Tangaroa heads to Antarctica on six-week voyage of discovery

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 2:56 pm | NIWA

Forty intrepid adventurers leave Wellington next week for a six-week scientific voyage to Antarctica. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 3:13 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 19 January 2018

Friday, 19 January 2018, 2:01 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Summer Series #8 - Spectacular Scenes Under The Ice

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 10:29 am | NIWA

In October a team of scientists from New Zealand and Finland travelled to Antarctica for a scientific diving expedition under the ice. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - January

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:08 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Sailing the Southern Ocean – a scientific odyssey

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:07 pm | NIWA

NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa sets off for a six-week voyage to Antarctica in February. Six of those aboard explain what they’re doing, what they’re worried about and the one thing they wouldn’t be without. DAVE BOWDEN More >>

New Zealand Climate Summary: 2017

Monday, 8 January 2018, 1:29 pm | NIWA

Annual mean sea level pressures for 2017 were slightly higher than normal to the south and east of New Zealand, primarily over and to the east of the Chatham Islands. This atmospheric pressure pattern produced slightly more northerly wind flows than ... More >>

Citizen scientists take on Hutt River

Monday, 8 January 2018, 12:43 pm | NIWA

A group of volunteers who love the Hutt River is helping to care for it over summer. Beth Reille is bending over in the middle of the Hutt River peering into a large orange cone. At the bottom of the cone is clear plastic giving her a crisp, close-up ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: January – March 2018

Friday, 5 January 2018, 3:54 pm | NIWA

Weak La Niña conditions persisted in the tropical Pacific during December 2017. Below average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are present across the central and eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean, and have cooled further compared to November 2017, ... More >>

A day out measuring at Molesworth

Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 2:08 pm | NIWA

As the road behind Hanmer Springs turns to gravel and a dust cloud forms in the rear vision mirror, the southern edge of Molesworth Station unfolds. Photo: HAMISH MCCORMICK NIWA More >>

Look out for these marine pests

Thursday, 28 December 2017, 11:51 am | NIWA

Every year NIWA carries out numerous marine surveillance missions; surveys at ports and harbours around the country. Their divers are looking for the pests that have hitched a ride to New Zealand waters and are capable of harming our unique ecosystems, ... More >>

One fish, two fish…we’re counting on you

Tuesday, 26 December 2017, 11:04 am | NIWA

Kim McNamara says she can tell if someone’s had a bad day fishing just by looking at them. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Dec 21

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 4:23 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Social Licence & NZ Aquaculture

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:23 am | NIWA

Research from the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge has found that personal relationships go a long way towards aquaculture companies gaining/maintaining community acceptance and social licence to operate. More >>

A year of new knowledge

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:14 am | NIWA

It’s been a year of discovery for NIWA scientists who now know more than they did 12 months ago – their top five discoveries for the year range from the bottom of the ocean to the top of the atmosphere. Kaikoura canyon post earthquake More >>

Santa picks his sunny spots

Monday, 18 December 2017, 4:24 pm | NIWA

Santa is sending a sunny Christmas Day – but only to the North Island. NIWA forecaster Seth Carrier says sadly southerners will be dodging the rain next Monday as a front works its way up the island. More >>

 

 

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