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Hundreds of young Aucklanders will be exhibiting their flair for science at the annual Auckland Regional Science & Technology Fair next week.

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.

Young Nelson scientists will have a chance to show off their quest for knowledge at the 17th annual Nelson Regional Science & Technology Fair next week.

Another tagged New Zealand great white shark has migrated to the Great Barrier Reef off Australia – 1 of nine sharks to be satellite tagged this year.

Wellingtonians have had to take their umbrella with them on most Sundays this year but have stayed dry most on Thursdays.

A rain day is defined as 24 hours in which at least 1 millimetre of rain fell. A day is recorded for a 24 hour period from 9am to 9am. The rain fall measurements were recorded at Wellington Airport.

The results show:

There have been only 8 Thursdays this year where more than 1mm of rain was recorded.

Sundays and Mondays are the wettest days this year. 16 Sundays have been wet and 14 Mondays.

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.

This year’s NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair has again been a resounding success, with nearly 500 intermediate and secondary school students taking part.

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.

It's official. Last week's storm did indeed bring whopping snowfalls to parts of the Southern Alps.

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.

A uniquely ‘Kiwi’ wave energy generator is harnessing the power of waves in Evans Bay Wellington.

The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has produced new climate change projections for New Zealand.

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.

2007 was one of the most costly years on record for natural hazards, according to the annual review of natural hazards from the National Hazards Centre.

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.

NIWA’s ice-strengthened research vessel Tangaroa has now returned from its latest voyage to Antarctica.

Scientists from NIWA will be using state-of-the-art echosounder technology to get to the bottom of a perch problem that has been plaguing Wellington's conservation safe haven, Karori Sanctuary.

The "Carbon Workshop 2008: Global Cycle to Regional Budget" will be held at the National Library Auditorium, Wellington on 14 and 15 April 2008.


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