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‘Tis the season for a Christmas weather forecast…

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 12:07 pm | NIWA

If Santa is quick he can hop on a ridge of high pressure for his big trip to New Zealand very soon. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:40 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 >>

Unprecedented carbon monoxide readings in Central Otago

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 9:07 am | NIWA

Researchers at NIWA’s Lauder atmospheric research station in Central Otago have measured prolonged carbon monoxide concentrations well above normal levels. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 3:03 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 >>

Hottest November on record: NIWA climate scientists

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 2:14 pm | NIWA

New Zealand has just experienced its hottest November on record, according to NIWA climate scientists. Data from NIWA’s Seven-Station Series, which began in 1909, shows that last month’s temperature was 1.55C above the 30-year average. The ... More >>

Scientist pieces together details of underwater landslides

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2:04 pm | NIWA

New information about landslides that occur on the seafloor off New Zealand’s east coast will help scientists better understand why and where they happen, and the types of threats they pose. More >>

NIWA CEO addresses staff issue

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 4:09 pm | NIWA

NIWA Chief Executive John Morgan today said NIWA has immense respect for all its staff, irrespective of the employment agreement they choose, and is proud of the employment packages it offers them. More >>

Scientists brave winter in Antarctic waters

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:53 am | NIWA

The New Zealand ship Janas has recently returned from a six-week winter research voyage to the Ross Sea where scientists made the first observations of developing Antarctic toothfish embryos. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 8 November 2019, 9:11 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 >>

NIWA to survey young snapper in Hauraki Gulf

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 2:35 pm | NIWA

NIWA is heading out into the Hauraki Gulf this month to carry out a survey of juvenile snapper– the first of its kind for 20 years. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Friday, 1 November 2019, 1:55 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 >>

Hot weekend awaits

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 12:07 pm | NIWA

This weekend, after a rather cool October, the beginning of November brings out the heat. More >>

Leopard seal Owha injured in Auckland Harbour

Monday, 28 October 2019, 12:29 pm | NIWA

Researchers are keeping a close eye on Owha, the leopard seal that has made Auckland Harbour her home, after she was seen bleeding from her face on Saturday morning. More >>

MOTAT and NIWA to showcase the best of the best

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 3:03 pm | NIWA

A new initiative showcasing some of the best school Science Fair projects in the country is set to open at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) this Saturday. More >>

Researchers seek help on lobster catches

Monday, 14 October 2019, 3:23 pm | NIWA

NIWA researchers are seeking the help of recreational divers, snorkellers and lobster potters in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty to learn more about how rock lobster are faring. More >>

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook

Friday, 11 October 2019, 11:15 am | NIWA

NIWA and MetService analyses indicate nine to 12 named tropical cyclones (TC) could occur in the Southwest Pacific basin between November 2019 and April 2020. More >>

Seasonal Outlook: October – December 2019

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 11:10 am | NIWA

ENSO neutral conditions continued during September 2019, with sea surface temperatures (SSTs) near average for the time of year in the central equatorial Pacific. More >>

Planning an ocean observation network

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 10:45 am | NIWA

New Zealand’s changing ocean environment has prompted the call to develop a system that will keep closer tabs on information from scientific monitoring buoys so the data they produce can be shared as widely as possible. More >>

Scientists help lamprey to spread the love

Monday, 30 September 2019, 9:50 am | NIWA

Contraptions that resemble upside-down kitchen sinks have been placed in the Waikawa River in Southland to attract a notoriously elusive native fish species. NIWA scientists have dubbed these structures “lamprey love lofts” and the hope is that lamprey ... More >>

Scientists share stunning images

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 9:11 am | NIWA

Castle Hill attracts two types of enthusiasts – climbers and astrophotographers. The hill, on State Highway 73 between Darfield and Arthur’s Pass in the Waimakariri Basin, was named for the imposing array of limestone boulders in the area that mirror ... More >>

 

 

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