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The effects of climate change on fish are being studied in a world-first trial at NIWA’s Bream Bay marine science centre.
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
New Zealand’s forests and other land areas may be absorbing up to 60% more carbon dioxide than has been calculated, with much of this uptake likely occurring in native forests, NIWA scientists have discovered.
Newly published research shows regional climate variability caused an “unusual” period in which some of New Zealand’s glaciers grew bigger, while glaciers worldwide were shrinking.
A voyage to the Kermadec Islands has resulted in the discovery of many species either new to science or not previously found in the area.
Near average tropical cyclone numbers for the remainder of the season.
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
A NIWA scientist is calling for greater protection of submarine canyons around New Zealand as their rich marine life comes under increasing threat from human activity.
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 have the potential to develop into drought.
Barb Hayden is never far from the sea. In fact, it’s been a constant in her life—a personal and professional passion.
The Kiwi dream of owning a beachfront property with panoramic views of the ocean is under threat—and not just for financial reasons.
Is the weather really better in February than January?
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
From a tiny caddsifly to a frolicking dusky dolphin, NIWA staff have captured some beautiful images of insects, birds, fish—and a particularly handsome frog.
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
The intense low pressure system that developed in the Tasman sea late yesterday had become as strong as a category 2 tropical cyclone by 8am today, says NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll.
For the first time, the use of management science in fisheries has been captured in a book.
Six scientists reveal their favourite beaches but also observe how they’re changing.
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
Top of Natalie Robinson’s to-do list right now is to work out exactly what she’s brought back from Antarctica.

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