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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 >>

Fiordland air samples revealing carbon secrets

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:29 am | NIWA

Air samples from the native Fiordland forest are being collected by researchers as one of the first steps in an ambitious new NIWA-led project to reassess New Zealand’s carbon budget. The project, called CarbonWatch NZ, aims to build the world’s first ... More >>

Methane seep research bubbling along

Monday, 9 September 2019, 2:17 pm | NIWA

A chance discovery off the Gisborne coast five years ago is prompting a NIWA scientist to find out more about the link between a field of methane seeps bubbling out of the sea floor and submarine landslides. More >>

August Climate Summary: Variable Temperature and Rainfall

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 1:45 pm | NIWA

Variable temperature and rainfall patterns with frequent southwesterly winds Temperature Temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.2°C above average) in parts of central Southland, north Otago, Taranaki, Whanganui, southern Hawke’s Bay, Waikato and ... More >>

NIWA UV research reinforces success of Montreal Protocol

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 8:36 am | NIWA

On the eve of the 30th anniversary since the Montreal Protocol came into force, new research by NIWA scientists reinforces its reputation as the world’s most successful environmental treaty. More >>

NIWA Outlook: September – November 2019

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 11:12 am | NIWA

Outlook Summary • The central Pacific El Niño event that arrived in March 2019 has ended, giving way to ENSO neutral conditions, owing to cooling sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the tropical Pacific and a neutral Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) during ... More >>

Students seek scientific solutions

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 2:50 pm | NIWA

Everything from eating brownies made with bugs to a substitute for stickers on fruit has had a scientific eye cast over it ahead of this year’s NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair. The annual fair, one of seven regional events sponsored by NIWA, ... More >>

Students seek scientific solutions

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 11:12 am | NIWA

Everything from traffic safety to chickens and ballet shoes has had a scientific eye cast over it ahead of this year’s NIWA Wellington Science and Technology Fair. The annual fair, one of seven regional events sponsored by NIWA, has attracted 328 ... More >>

Rare weather phenomenon possible

Friday, 23 August 2019, 9:03 am | NIWA

NIWA meteorologists are keeping an eye on an unusual atmospheric phenomenon that is amassing in the polar stratosphere. Called a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW), it occurs when the temperature of the stratosphere (30-50km above ground) over the ... More >>

New reports highlight flood risk under climate change

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:36 am | NIWA

Two reports released today by NIWA and the Deep South National Science Challenge reveal new information about how many New Zealanders, how many buildings and how much infrastructure could be affected by extreme river and coastal flooding from ... More >>

Eyeless worm a window into our diverse ocean

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:10 am | NIWA

A worm that feeds on bacteria and has no eyes is one of the standout stars of almost 600 unfamiliar and potentially new ocean species identified at NIWA in the past year. The worm was found burrowed into a piece of sunken wood found North East of the Chathams ... More >>

Climate Summary: 2nd-warmest July on record

Monday, 5 August 2019, 1:57 pm | NIWA

Temperature Temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.2°C above average) or well above average (>1.2°C above average) nearly everywhere across New Zealand, with the most unusually warm temperatures in the interior South Island and parts ... More >>

Scientists study eels by moonlight

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 10:18 am | NIWA

Under the light of the moon where the river meets the sea, NIWA researchers are planning to catch tiny fish that are all but invisible to the naked eye. More >>



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