Neutral El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions are likely to give an average chance of tropical cyclone activity for most tropical South Pacific countries over coming months. Communities should remain alert and prepared.
Scientists have discovered there is no connection between major fault lines in the North and South islands through central Cook Strait meaning that an earthquake fault rupture may be contained to one island if it occurred.
The findings are part of research released today by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) which provides vital new information to help assess the potential hazard of earthquakes in New Zealand.
Hundreds of hopeful school students will showcase their science talent at the 32nd annual Bay of Plenty Regional Science & Technology Fair next week. The Fair, sponsored by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA), will be held at the Rotorua Convention Centre on 28–29 August.
Hundreds of Waikato school students will display projects covering all areas of science and technology in Hamilton next week. The 29th annual Waikato Regional Science & Technology Fair, sponsored by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA), will be held at Hamilton Gardens Pavilion from 28 to 30 August.
How far does a sneeze travel? Which disposable cup biodegrades best? These are just some of the questions students have addressed in the annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair, to be held at Victoria University of Wellington from 20–23 August.
Census of Marine Life-affiliated scientists, plumbing the secrets of a vast underwater mountain range south of New Zealand, captured the first images of a novel “Brittlestar City” that colonized against daunting odds the peak of a seamount – an underwater summit taller than the world’s tallest building.
The Heartland Institute has named five New Zealanders in a list of 500 scientists whose published research is alleged to undermine support for the idea that greenhouse gas emissions from human activities, largely fossil fuel burning, is warming the globe.
After 50 days in Antarctica, NIWA Vessels staff and scientists worked hard over Easter preparing RV Tangaroa for a month-long voyage along the Macquarie Ridge southwest of New Zealand. Scientists from New Zealand and Australia are on-board.