See NIWA scientists talking about their work, along with fascinating animations and underwater footage.
Late 2016, Sir Peter Blake NIWA Ambassador Injy Johnstone travelled to one of NIWA's more remote atmospheric monitoring outposts in the central North Island. Another successful ambassadorship - check it out!
Watch live as NIWA climate scientists present the NIWA 2016 Annual Climate Summary.
Despite many centuries of maritime exploration, only a fraction of our planet's seafloor has been observed.
Interpreting Seasonal Climate Outlooks
The Kermadec Expedition team are currently trying to answer this question with the help of our DTIS tool (deepwater camera system), but it is not always smooth sailing at the bottom of the ocean...
Here is an insight into what Auckland University’s whale research team is up to in The Kermadecs.
Using a very wide net to complete a 960m deep mesopelagic trawl near the Kermadec Islands has brought up a large number and diverse range of deep water species.
Filmed from our underwater cameras, watch as Koha the turtle is released back into the ocean near Raoul Island.
In Lauder, Central Otago - NIWA atmospheric technician Wills Dobson releases a weather balloon with a couple of gopro cameras attached. 46 minutes later we're in the stratosphere - at 27 kms - capturing some incredible footage above New Zealand's South Island.
The winning photos of the 2016 NIWA Staff Photographic Competition. Read more about the winning photos
Some of the students competing in the Wellington Science and Technology Fair talk about their projects.
NIWA Forecaster Ben Noll hosts a broad-brush regional outlook for New Zealand's temperature and rainfall over the next three months.
NIWA Forecaster Chris Brandolino explains what New Zealand can expect in the way of rainfall and temperature over the next three months.
NIWA has just deployed six acoustic moorings to eavesdrop on mysterious noise makers in the Cook Strait, New Zealand.
Muliagatele Filomena Nelson from Samoa's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment discusses integrating traditional knowledge when adapting to climate change in Samoa.
'Shifting Paradigm' is an exhibition about the project to help the Samoan coastal village of Sa’anapu better cope with natural disasters after it was badly affected by cyclones and tsunami.
Tofa Tafili Popese Leaana recounts living through a cyclone in the Samoan village of Sa'anapu.
The coastal Samoan village of Sa'anapu has been ravaged by cyclones and tsunamis in recent years. Now, plans are being developed to improve the community's resilience to natural disasters.
What does NIWA do? The answer might surprise you. This video is an introduction to NIWA scientists and the wide range of work they do. Our staff work across freshwater,climate and ocean research platforms throughout New Zealand and the wider Pacific region.
The main breeding population of NZ sea lions at the Auckland Islands has declined by approximately 50% since the late 1990s.