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NIWA meteorologists say people living in the North Island are likely to get the best views of the Matariki star cluster, particularly on Friday morning.
NIWA meteorologists say people living in the lower North Island and eastern South Island are likely to get the best views of the Matariki star cluster during the upcoming weekend.
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.
NIWA scientists have made an important breakthrough in the battle to save New Zealand’s freshwater mussels.
Local hapū and NIWA are working together to find out more about juvenile freshwater eels or tuna in streams connecting to the Wairua River in the Wairoa catchment in Northland.
Erica Williams' story starts with the website of Moerewa School, where pupil Tyra-Lee explains her connection to a very special place in her small Far North town.

Highly detailed maps of New Zealand’s seabed are now freely available on NIWA’s website.

NIWA is working alongside Māori to develop gateways to science and technology partnerships that are helping grow the Māori economy.
When you’ve spent a long time viewing something a particular way, it’s hard to recognise when it changes.
Marino Tahi is a man who speaks volumes between sentences.
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) invites you to participate in an online photo survey to gather information about the amount and type of algae and weed in rivers and streams that is problematic for mahinga kai values.

NIWA scientists are featured in a new 13-part science television series on Maori Television.

The series - PROJECT MATAURANGA - looks at the growth of Maori worldviews within the scientific community, and a wide range of subjects including koura management in lakes, the risks associated with eating traditional kai, and sustainable wastewater management for marae.

Wild kai such as eel (tuna), lamprey (kanakana) and whitebait are a significant cultural, recreational and economic resource for Māori in South Canterbury.

Gathering and eating wild kai, like koura (crayfish), watercress, tuna (eel), and more recently trout, has long been a part of tikanga (custom) for Te Arawa people. But a recent collaborative study between NIWA and the Te Arawa Lakes Trust has found that toxicants in those traditional foods could pose a risk to people's health.

What is known about life in the ocean? Even though it’s the biggest habitat on the planet, most of the ocean remains unexplored biologically. So what do we know? And how does New Zealand’s biodiversity compare with the rest of the world?

NIWA is leading a new three-year research project to investigate the contaminant levels and risk to Māori health associated with ‘wild kai’ – food gathered from the sea (kai moana), rivers (kai awa), and lakes (kai roto).

A group of Maori students from the Wellington region will set sail from Queen’s Wharf today to get a taste of life as marine scientists.

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