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NIWA launches New Zealand Drought Index - a one-stop drought monitor

A new tool to monitor drought conditions across New Zealand has been launched today by NIWA.

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NIWA launches New Zealand Drought Index - a one-stop drought monitor

A new tool to monitor drought conditions across New Zealand has been launched today by NIWA.

NIWA research vessel surveying fish in Tasman and Golden Bays

Boaties in Tasman and Golden Bays are likely to notice a larger than usual vessel working close to shore over the next few days.

Hotspot Watch for 16 March 2017

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. 

The Tasman Tempest takes its toll - time to tally up

As the Tasman Tempest headed east off New Zealand today, it’s time to look at the statistics and see how many records it washed away.

Meteorological March Madness

NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll says parts of the upper North Island have received more rain in two days than normally falls for the entire month.