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Once a year, technicians from NIWA’s North Island Field Team don helmets and head lamps to check a network of CO2 sensors in the world-renowned Waitomo Caves. The sensors help make sure that heavy breathing visitors aren’t wrecking the caves’ precious natural structures and microclimate.
A 12-year-old has taken on the most damaging honey bee parasite in the world to win the NIWA Waikato Science and Technology Fair.
Weather forecasters will not be affected by Vodafone’s 5G network initial roll-out in New Zealand.

NIWA is doing a nationwide study to discover what makes the best riparian projects. Help us give you the knowledge to make the best riparian management decisions possible by taking our 5 minute survey.

Scientists surveying the seabed in areas affected by last week’s earthquake have confirmed a 34km rupture in the offshore continuation of the Kekerengu Fault, known as the Needles Fault.
NIWA is working alongside Māori to develop gateways to science and technology partnerships that are helping grow the Māori economy.
The latest news from our Instrument Systems Team covers irrigation, water use strategy and remote soil water measurement.
NIWA has transformed 1.5 million square kilometres of data into the most accurate and detailed map yet of the land underneath the sea around New Zealand.
New Zealand economists and NIWA have counted the economic benefits from investing in environmental research.
NIWA’s Fieldays team is basking in the glory of winning the Best Indoor Agribusiness Site awarded by the National Agricultural Fieldays organisation for the 2015 event.
NIWA is developing a practical web-based tool that will help you maximise pasture growth and minimise water and nutrient losses – and we need your help to test it.
New Zealand’s underwater mountains are home to unique animal communities which need careful environmental management, new research reveals.
An international team of oceanographers, including NIWA’s Dr Philip Sutton, has analysed data from ocean-profiling instruments known as Argo floats and found the temperature of the world’s oceans increased steadily between 2006 and 2013.
Next week, NIWA scientists will showcase the latest version of the National Freshwater Fish Database at an international conference in Hamilton.
New Zealand is the first country in the world to catalogue its entire known living and fossil life.
A new Internet-based information portal allows anyone, at any location, to view details on a growing range of environmental data.
Most of New Zealand's rain doesn't fall in the plains, but in the mountains, particularly the Southern Alps.
A historic agreement, aimed at improving country-to-country collaboration on marine research, observations and data management between New Zealand and Australia, has been signed in Canberra this morning.
Major environment-focused Crown Research Institutes GNS Science, Landcare Research, and NIWA are joining forces with the New Zealand Geospatial Office to harmonise systems for storing, categorising and accessing vital information on New Zealand's environment.
NIWA is using forecast models to show us the offshore conditions around the grounded Rena, and the likely path of the oil plume, as fuel oil washes up on Bay of Plenty beaches.


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