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Sir Ed’s temperature legacy

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 12:47 pm | NIWA

Temperature records that began with Sir Edmund Hilary in 1957 are still being collected and used by scientists, and operational staff at Scott Base. More >>

Scientists confirm warming seas around New Zealand

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 10:25 am | NIWA

The water in the New Zealand region is significantly warmer than it was 30 years ago, and all indications are the warming trend will continue, says a NIWA scientist. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 23/1/19

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 4:47 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

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 9:01 am | NIWA

Across the North Island, soil moisture levels generally decreased slightly during the past week, with the exception of Northland where the drying was more substantial. Conversely, slight soil moisture improvements were observed in Taranaki. The driest ... More >>

Scientist collects rubbish to rid rivers of plastics

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 9:24 am | NIWA

It may be rubbish to everyone else, but to Amanda Valois each little scrap of plastic on a river bank or in a waterway tells a valuable story. More >>

The science of art or the art of science…

Friday, 11 January 2019, 10:58 am | NIWA

If you think science and art have nothing in common, think again. At environmental science institute NIWA, it’s all about one inspiring the other. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 10/1/19

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 11:33 am | 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 >>

The eel earbone detective

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 10:00 am | NIWA

As a young child growing up on an Irish farm, one of Eimear Egan’s chores was to regularly clean out the well from where her family drew its drinking water. In the well lived a large eel that, no matter how many times it was shifted, just kept coming ... More >>

2018: New Zealand’s equal-2nd warmest year on record

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 11:23 am | NIWA

Temperature Annual temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C above the annual average) across the majority of New Zealand, including much of the North Island as well as the western and southern South Island. A small strip of well above average ... More >>

Scientists voyage into Antarctic unknown

Monday, 7 January 2019, 3:08 pm | NIWA

A group of intrepid scientists leaves Wellington for Antarctica tomorrow on board NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa for what their leader calls “a voyage of discovery”. More >>

NIWA scientist throws light on the Red Zone

Friday, 21 December 2018, 9:02 am | NIWA

Christchurch’s Red Zone is to be the focal point of a scientific experiment involving street lights and insects over summer. NIWA freshwater ecologist Dr Michelle Greenwood is trying to find out how a change in the colour spectrum of street lights is affecting ... More >>

Santa rides an atmospheric river toward New Zealand

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 12:06 pm | NIWA

Santa is expected to deliver a soggy Christmas to large parts of New Zealand this year, as an atmospheric river of moisture stretches from the tropics all the way to Aotearoa. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 4:13 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 >>

Scientific muscle meets freshwater mussels

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:17 am | NIWA

NIWA scientists have made an important breakthrough in the battle to save New Zealand’s freshwater mussels. More >>

NIWA’s Sea Surface Temperature Update

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:05 am | NIWA

NIWA’s Sea Surface Temperature Update A fortnightly report, updated over summer, covering sea surface temperatures and anomalies (differences from average) around New Zealand. Following the Tasman Sea marine heatwave event of 2017-18, this report ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 12/12/18

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:53 pm | NIWA

Across the North Island, soil moisture levels generally decreased during the past week due to lower than average rainfall for this time of year. While decreases were observed nearly everywhere, the most notable change over the past week occurred in ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 29/11/18

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 5:28 pm | NIWA

Across the North Island, soil moisture levels improved dramatically during the past week due to significant rainfall. While large improvements were observed nearly everywhere, the most notable increases occurred in Wairarapa, where soils went from much drier ... More >>

Scientists confirm former site of Pink and White Terraces

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:35 am | NIWA

The diary and hand-drawn maps of a nineteenth century geologist has enabled NIWA scientists to confirm the former site of the iconic Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana. More >>

Update on El Niño

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:02 am | NIWA

An abnormal El Niño weather event is looking likely for New Zealand over summer, according to NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. More >>

Atmospheric river hits NZ

Friday, 9 November 2018, 12:44 pm | NIWA

An atmospheric river spanned from the Indian Ocean to New Zealand on Thursday, leading to huge rainfall totals along the West Coast and Southern Alps, according to NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. Atmospheric rivers are long, narrow regions in the atmosphere ... More >>

   

 

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