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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.
Moderate La Niña or neutral tropical conditions expected to produce near average activity across most islands.
From one pole to the other, NIWA scientists work in some of the world’s most extraordinary landscapes.
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has today announced the creation of a new freshwater institute between NIWA and the University of Waikato.
NIWA scientists are this week making the final preparations for one of the organisation’s busiest summers at Antarctica.
New Zealand continues to punch above its weight in global environmental issues, with three Kiwis seeking a positive change to our oceans in Washington this month.
New Zealand is lucky to have its own sea lion. They were nearly driven to extinction more than 150 years ago by the first human settlers and then by commercial sealing—a story shared with nearly all seals.
NIWA forecasters believe that winter will return with a vengeance from tomorrow.
The 2016 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair has again been a resounding success, with more than 500 intermediate and secondary school students taking part.
It’s time to close the door on winter – spring will be here on Thursday bearing gifts of warm winds and sunshine for September.
Rangiora residents willing to contribute to a community project about the quality of air in their town are being sought by NIWA scientists to help with their research.
After one of the most tranquil weeks of the season, winter returns to the South Island this weekend, delivering some fresh powder—music to the ears of the country’s snow hounds.
The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge today announced funding for eight new scientific research projects to help New Zealanders better understand and manage the oceans surrounding them.
The remarkable long distance swimming abilities of penguins have impressed NIWA scientists who have tracked almost 100 birds over winter in the Southern Ocean.
After the coldest and snowiest stretch of winter last week, there’s some settled weather in the forecast for anyone heading to the ski slopes.
Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai visited NIWA’s Wellington campus this week, as part of his first official visit to New Zealand.
NIWA atmospheric scientists in Central Otago are turning plane spotters next week as they eagerly await the flyover of a NASA research plane.
A number of temperature records toppled across New Zealand over the weekend as tropical winds from New Caledonia and Vanuatu streamed over the country.
It may be winter, but it’s going to be so warm this weekend temperature records are likely to tumble.
The Deep South National Science Challenge today announced new funding for seven new scientific research projects to help New Zealanders better understand their future climate.
Marine scientists are proving they know that it takes good bait to catch a big audience.
The first six months of 2016 are set to be the warmest ever start to the year, according to NIWA’s long-term seven-station temperature series.
Potentially record-breaking temperatures are likely across New Zealand tomorrow, coinciding with the shortest day of the year.
The sounds made by whales and dolphins as they pass through New Zealand’s Cook Strait are to be recorded for the first time through a research project being undertaken by a NIWA scientist.

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