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Progress on water - Far North District Council

Thursday, 17 September, 2020 - 10:26

It may feel like Spring is already here, but the equinox - when the sun crosses the equator and enters the Southern Hemisphere - isn’t until next Wednesday. Whichever system you use to mark the first day of Spring, warmer weather is here.

Funding helps farmers complete planting - council

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 - 08:07

More than 600km of Taranaki river and stream banks will be planted with almost a million native plants next winter as the region’s farmers take advantage of a $5 million Government boost.

Freshwater species show vulnerability to climate change - NIWA

Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 - 11:01

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 make salmon farming breakthrough'

Wednesday, 9 September, 2020 - 11:39

NIWA scientists have made a breakthrough that may underpin expansion of the high-value New Zealand salmon farming industry.

Winter 2020: NZ's warmest winter on record - NIWA

Thursday, 3 September, 2020 - 13:49

New Zealand has just experienced its warmest winter on record, according to official NIWA climate data.

Further tsunami detection buoys deployed

Monday, 31 August, 2020 - 10:42

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare welcome the deployment of five more DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami) buoys.

Snow has been low but there's more to come - scientists

Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 - 15:33

NIIWA’s South Island snow and ice monitoring stations have confirmed what many skiers have been talking about: winter has been dry and snow coverage has been poor. In fact several sites have recorded half their typical snow depth for this time of year.

Hapuku find new home at National Aquarium of New Zealand - council

Tuesday, 25 August, 2020 - 14:53

Regular visitors to the National Aquarium of New Zealand may notice some new fishy "faces" in the main Oceanarium exhibit.

It is the new home for four hāpuku, recently transferred from NIWA’s Northland Marine Research Centre at Bream Bay.

MetService CEO quietly resigns with Commission decision looming - WeatherWatch

Monday, 24 August, 2020 - 08:21

The CEO of MetService, Peter Lennox, quietly but suddenly resigned two months ago as a Commerce Commission decision about MetService looms.

Peter Lennox was CEO with MetService for nine years and resigned late June - with no media coverage from what we can see.

Tsunami evacuation zones home to 1 in 10 New Zealanders - NIWA

Wednesday, 19 August, 2020 - 09:00

NIWA scientists have completed the first national assessment of people and buildings at risk in New Zealand’s tsunami evacuation zones.