Estuaries

Latest news

A combination of artificial intelligence and scientific ingenuity looks set to be the next step forward in protecting Aotearoa New Zealand’s lakes and rivers from invasive aquatic weeds.
Environmental monitoring technician Patrick Butler has spent hours travelling between the upper and lower reaches of Canterbury’s Waimakariri and Hurunui Rivers. His mission – river water quality sampling.
How much is too much? Susan Pepperell looks at some of the tough decisions looming around access to freshwater and how science is helping with solutions.
A new study has identified seven freshwater species native to Aotearoa-New Zealand that will likely be highly or very highly vulnerable to climate change.

Our work

NIWA is looking for people who have had a long association with the Hauraki Gulf or Marlborough Sounds to help them with a research project on juvenile fish habitats.
Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and NIWA worked collaboratively during 2018-19 to support Ngāti Maniapoto whānau to reconnect with and participate in the assessment of their freshwater according to their values.
NIWA has developed an Urban Stormwater Contaminant (USC) model to enable urban planners to predict sedimentation and heavy metal accumulation in estuaries and identify problem areas in order to target mitigation measures.
Excessive nutrient input (eutrophication) threatens many New Zealand estuaries causing ecological problems, such as algal blooms and poor physical and chemical conditions for estuarine life.

Latest videos

The world's most mysterious fish

A video about The world's most mysterious fish. NIWA researchers are working with iwi to try to unlock the secrets of New Zealand tuna—freshwater eels. Every year tiny, glass eels wash in on the tide at river mouths along our coast. But where do they come from and how do they get there?

 

Fertilizer and lime research centre workshop

18 February 2014 to 20 February 2014

NIWA is sponsoring the 27th annual fertiliser and lime research centre workshop, held in Palmerston North on the 18 - 20 February.

The workshops are a means for information transfer amongst industry, scence, policy and regulatory personnel concerned with primary production in New Zealand.

For more information see the Fertiliser and lime reasearch centre workshop website 

NZ Coast is a collection of information about the New Zealand coastal environment and related hazards.

Welcome to Freshwater Update 54. This issue features some of the latest work from our Freshwater and Estuaries teams, Water Quality maps and information and  River flow maps for Autumn.

Latest news from the centre includes: Float your boat! Scientists use hi-tech miniature Q-boat to measure river flows 

Moored underwater cameras have exposed the secret lives of orange roughy nearly 900 metres below the ocean surface.

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All staff working on this subject

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Principal Technician - Marine Ecology
Principal Scientist - Ecosystem Modelling
Principal Scientist - Marine Ecology
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Freshwater Hydro-Ecologist
Manager - Coasts and Oceans
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Principal Scientist - Marine Ecology
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Principal Scientist - Marine Ecology
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Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes Scientist
Principal Scientist - Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes
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Coastal Technician
Freshwater Fish Ecologist
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Marine Ecology Technician
Hydrodynamics Scientist
Resource Management Scientist
Regional Manager - Auckland
Maori Organisational Development Manager
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