Videos

See NIWA scientists talking about their work, along with fascinating animations and underwater footage.

Flood Warning for Nadi
Serious flooding often causes major problems for those living near the Nadi river basin in Fiji.
Better Weather Forecasting for Fiji
Anal Chandra from Fiji's Meteorological Service talks about collaborating with NIWA and creating a better network of weather stations across Fiji.
NIWA's Pacific Rim Operations
Pacific Rim Manager Doug Ramsay gives an overview of NIWA's work in the Pacific.
The Big Flush
Improvements in water supply throughout rural Fiji have created sanitation issues relating to greater volumes of waste water for disposal.
Water, Water Everywhere
Over the last 50 years the atoll of South Tarawa, in Kiribati has experienced large increases in population.
Pod of Orcas visit RV Tangaroa
NIWA research vessel Tangaroa, down in Antarctic waters, received some welcome visitors yesterday
Time lapse video of RV Tangaroa moving through icy Antarctic waters
Watch NIWA's RV Tangaroa making its way through icy waters in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.
Antarctic trawl nets deep data
NIWA scientists aboard RV Tangaroa have been trawling the central Ross Sea calculating the abundance of the prey species.
Balleny humpback whale research
The region around the Balleny Islands is a known foraging area for humpback whales. Objective one of the Antarctica voyage aimed to determine why the Islands are such a popular spot for humpback whales.
Singin' the Blues
Antarctic blue whales were severely depleted during the industrial whaling era, when the population declined to only a few hundred individuals. Scientists believe the Antarctic blue whale population has been recovering, albeit very slowly, since the 1960s.
Scientific Diver Training with NIWA
NIWA's diver training course is designed to expose students to some of the most challenging conditions they are likely to encounter working as scientific divers.
Southern right whales filmed near Campbell Island
Footage of southern right whales, filmed near Campbell Island, one of New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands.
Binding Phosphorus
Aquatic pollution specialist Chris Hickey discusses the use of binding agents to reduce phosphorus runoff at the end of farm drainage.
Constructed Wetlands
Natural wetlands have been called the “kidneys of the landscape” because of their ability to store and transform contaminants before they reach waterways.
Farming Industry Challenges
Chief Scientist Clive Howard-Williams discusses upcoming challenges for New Zealand's farming industry, and the steps that the industry will need to take to keep our waterways clean.
Irrigation Automation
Steve de Lima talks about the automation of irrigation processes in Canterbury and the ability to control flows via mobile phone or tablet devices.
Covered Anaerobic Ponds
Biogas specialist Stephan Heubeck talks about the use of covered anaerobic ponds to mitigate pollution and generate electricity for the farm.
Taking water from rivers
Principal Scientist Murray Hicks discusses new modelling technology to assist with making decisions on taking water from natural waterways.
Stream Ecology
John Quinn looks at stream ecology as a way of measuring stream health.
Riparian Zones
Freshwater Ecologist John Quinn talks about improving riparian zones to deal with diffuse pollution in our rural waterways.

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