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Unique research records rare whale species in Cook Strait

The sounds of whales and dolphins rarely seen in New Zealand waters have been recorded by a NIWA scientist in a pioneering underwater sound project.

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International fisheries scientists meeting in Nelson

Scientists from around the globe are meeting in Nelson next week to discuss the latest advances in fisheries technology.

Unique research records rare whale species in Cook Strait

The sounds of whales and dolphins rarely seen in New Zealand waters have been recorded by a NIWA scientist in a pioneering underwater sound project.

NIWA launches New Zealand Drought Index - a one-stop drought monitor

A new tool to monitor drought conditions across New Zealand has been launched today by NIWA.

NIWA research vessel surveying fish in Tasman and Golden Bays

Boaties in Tasman and Golden Bays are likely to notice a larger than usual vessel working close to shore over the next few days.

Hotspot Watch for 16 March 2017

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.