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Coastal communities around New Zealand are getting a say on how to respond to sea-level rise, and NIWA is helping them.
As temperatures drop over winter months, many Kiwis turn to their fireplaces to heat their homes. However, most of us are not fully aware of the immense impact that wood burning can have on people and the environment.
What happens when the contribution from seasonal snow and ice melt changes in a warmer world?
New Zealand is a land of erosion. We’re losing about 192 million tonnes of soil a year, according to the latest report Our Land 2018, from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics NZ.
As part of a Pacific-wide study, NIWA is measuring the survival rate of sharks returned to the sea by commercial tuna fishers.
Farmers visiting Fieldays at Mystery Creek in June could not have missed the take-home message: that science and innovation are key to their continued success.
As a child growing up in Dunedin, Juliet Milne was always a sporty, “outdoorsy” type.
A NIWA scientist who spent years poring over handwritten scientific notes stored in about 50 large wooden drawers, has seen the fruits of her labour now being used in ways she never imagined.
Once, or twice a year, when the tides and moon align, the brightly coloured jewel anemone will spawn, sending trails into the ocean in a spectacle that few get to witness.
The new science season at Antarctica is just a few days away from opening and NIWA researchers are busy packing containers and shipping them to the ice where they will be reunited with them in the coming months.
Our flagship research vessel RV Tangaroa recently spent 16 days in dry dock at Devonport Naval Base for three-yearly maintenance and repairs.
A NIWA-led team has today been awarded a multi-million dollar research grant that will help drive major advances in understanding of New Zealand’s carbon emissions and uptake
A cool start to spring is about to be replaced by a sudden burst of warmth, according to NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll.
Students have been combing their creative and practical sides in the lead up to this year’s NIWA North Harbour Science and Technology Fair.
Students are a sceptical lot going by the entry titles into this year’s NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair.
Humans don't always make it easy on fish to get where they are going. New Zealand's first national set of Fish Passage Guidelines – co-developed by NIWA - is expected to help.
The most detailed seafloor mapping of a coastal region off New Zealand has been completed in Marlborough.
First-time science fair entrants Oliver Gunson and Jayden Kumar are on a mission to help reduce skin cancer rates caused by New Zealand’s harsh sun.
The findings of the most complex underwater coastal survey of the seafloor undertaken in New Zealand, including previously undiscovered natural features and sunken boats, are to be formally presented to the Marlborough community tomorrow.
Identifying dolphins using photos of the unique pigment patterns on their fins can be used to help in the management of a species, says a NIWA scientist.

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