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

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.

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

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

As the Tasman Tempest headed east off New Zealand today, it’s time to look at the statistics and see how many records it washed away.

NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll says parts of the upper North Island have received more rain in two days than normally falls for the entire month.

Summer officially ends tomorrow but for Wellingtonians it feels like it’s only just getting started. NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll explains what went wrong.

Huge mudslides from November’s earthquakes have wiped out all organisms living in the seabed of the Kaikōura Canyon.

A voyage to the Kermadec Islands has resulted in the discovery of many species either new to science or not previously found in the area.
Near average tropical cyclone numbers for the remainder of the season.
Is the weather really better in February than January?
From a tiny caddsifly to a frolicking dusky dolphin, NIWA staff have captured some beautiful images of insects, birds, fish—and a particularly handsome frog.
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
The intense low pressure system that developed in the Tasman sea late yesterday had become as strong as a category 2 tropical cyclone by 8am today, says NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll.
Six scientists reveal their favourite beaches but also observe how they’re changing.
Top of Natalie Robinson’s to-do list right now is to work out exactly what she’s brought back from Antarctica.
Summer is for scientific fieldwork. Three NIWA scientists are heading into the wild blue yonder, some with fancy technology and others with a coffee cup and a bag of party balloons.
A year is a short time in science but a lot happened in 2016. NIWA highlights its top scientific endeavours of the past 12 months.
Uncertainty abounds with Tropical Depression 04F set to become the first Tropical Cyclone of the season in the Southwest Pacific, about 300km north-west of Nadi, Fiji.
With just under three weeks until the end of the year, NIWA climate scientists say 2016 is set to be New Zealand’s hottest on record, breaking the previous record set in 1998.
New research has revealed that citizen science monitoring of water is a win-win for scientists and volunteers—one gains access to new data, and the other the skills and confidence to become involved in discussions over what is happening to their streams.
NIWA scientists are asking for help from people who have had a long association with East Northland, Hauraki Gulf or Marlborough Sounds.
NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa has been diverted to survey the seabed in areas affected by Monday’s earthquake.
A tape measure and a drill will be pretty much all the tools a NIWA scientist needs when he heads to Antarctica next week.
A critically endangered turtle today began a two-day journey back to its home in Rangitāhua, the Kermadecs.

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