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NIWA Outlook: September – November 2018

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 2:13 pm | NIWA

For the fifth consecutive month, ENSO-neutral conditions persisted across the tropical Pacific. During August 2018, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) trended negative and had a preliminary value of -0.9 (on the El Niño side). Sea surface temperatures ... More >>

New discoveries on Marlborough seafloor

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 9:38 am | NIWA

The findings of the most complex underwater coastal survey of the seafloor undertaken in New Zealand, including previously undiscovered natural features and sunken boats, are to be formally presented to the Marlborough community tomorrow. More >>

Know your dolphin by the fin, says NIWA scientist

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:02 am | NIWA

Identifying dolphins using photos of the unique pigment patterns on their fins can be used to help in the management of a species, says a NIWA scientist. More >>

School student examines expired sunscreens

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 10:21 am | NIWA

A 13-year-old Waikato school student has been testing his mother’s assurance that sunscreens past their expiry dates are still effective. Spencer Cleland, of St Peter’s School, Cambridge, entered the annual NIWA Waikato Science and Technology Fair being ... More >>

Schoolgirl invents environmentally friendly dog pooper scoop

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 11:30 am | NIWA

A Tauranga school student has solved a crucial problem for dog owners in the face of a ban on single use plastic bags. Tearani Wikohika, a Year 8 student at Tauranga Intermediate, has entered her paper pooper scooper in this week’s NIWA Bay of Plenty ... More >>

Community project inspires scientists

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:32 am | NIWA

A project to restore a stream catchment in Kaikōura – damaged in the 2016 earthquake – is being described as inspirational by NIWA scientists. More >>

Scientist fills holes in Swiss cheese

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:34 am | NIWA

What do taewa Māori (Māori potatoes) and Swiss cheese have in common? For NIWA social scientist Stephen FitzHerbert it’s much more than a tasty snack. More >>

From small beginnings a valuable collection grows

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 1:58 pm | NIWA

Now the NIWA freshwater ecologist’s caution has paid off for scientists researching Lindavia intermedia , the diatom or alga that causes damaging lake snow. Lindavia intermedia was discovered in Lake Taupo last month. More >>

Councils get help to prepare for sea-level rise

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:35 pm | NIWA

A senior NIWA scientist is concerned many councils are having difficulty “getting off the starting blocks” when it comes to planning for coastal climate change. More >>

Wellington’s whale may be a good sign, says NIWA

Monday, 9 July 2018, 1:45 pm | NIWA

Wellington’s whale may be a sign they are returning to their historical habitat, says NIWA. More >>

Shark conservation one watermelon at a time

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:35 am | NIWA

Warrick Lyon is relying on a good supply of watermelons when he arrives in the Marshall Islands next week. The NIWA scientist and shark expert is heading to the small republic near the equator to teach fisheries observers how to tag silky sharks with the aim ... More >>

Scientists swim for solstice

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 1:28 pm | NIWA

NIWA’s Wellington scientists marked today’s winter solstice with a chilly dip in Evans Bay. More >>

NIWA seaweed scientist tackling global climate change issue

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 9:58 am | NIWA

One of the world's leading scientific publishers has named a paper cowritten by a NIWA scientist as one of 250 groundbreaking findings that could "help change the world". More >>

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 >>



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