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Election Day 2017 Forecast

Most New Zealanders can be confident of a dry trip to the polling booth on Saturday, according to NIWA meteorologist Seth Carrier.

Kaikōura Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery

NIWA scientists have found signs of recovery in the Kaikōura Canyon seabed, 10 months after powerful submarine landslides triggered by the November earthquake wiped out organisms living in and on the seabed.

Winners of Wellington Science Fair Announced

The 2017 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair has again been a resounding success, with more than 550 intermediate and secondary school students taking part.

Production of Hayward kiwifruit in Bay of Plenty at risk from climate change

The most commonly grown variety of kiwifruit around Te Puke will not be commercially viable in the area by the end of the century, say scientists.

What to feed an astronaut and other entries in this year’s Wellington NIWA science fair

From designing food for astronauts to the best bait for catching rats, Wellington students are applying their creative talents to scientific endeavour this week.