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Scientists return from Antarctic voyage

Thursday, 14 February, 2019 - 10:06

After travelling almost 12,000km in the past six weeks, a group of scientists returns to Wellington at the weekend with new knowledge about life in the Ross Sea of Antarctica.

Work to identify obstacles for endangered fish in Wellington

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 - 16:10

Many native fish species are declining in the Greater Wellington region in part because they are having trouble swimming through our waterways - and Greater Wellington Regional Council and Porirua City Council are partnering to address the issue.

Air quality project to help identify best monitoring sites

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 - 15:16

Findings from a recent air quality project will help determine the best locations for monitoring equipment so we can better measure and manage local air quality.

Commonwealth Ocean Acidification Action Group meeting in Dunedin

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 - 10:27

New Zealand leading Commonwealth into fight against ocean acidification Major steps to harness the collective power of the Commonwealth in the fight against ocean acidification will take place at the University of Otago, Dunedin in mid-February.

More water restrictions as consumption climbs - council

Thursday, 7 February, 2019 - 14:32

Sprinkler bans are this week being applied to Kerikeri and Kaitaia, while existing water restrictions are being tightened in Kaikohe.

Weeding out pests in Lake Dunstan

Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 15:41

Popular boating and swimming spots have been added to the control programme tackling lake weed in Lake Dunstan.

More than $200,000 is due to be spent this financial year to tackle the invasive plant pest lagarosiphon.

January Climate Summary: NZ's 3rd warmest January on record

Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 14:31

January 2019 was characterised by lower than normal pressure to the south and south-east of New Zealand and higher than normal pressure over the Tasman Sea. This pressure set up led to more south-westerly winds than normal across the country.

NIWA marine biologist finds USB in leopard seal poo

Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 13:39

For more than a year a frozen slab of leopard seal poo sat in a NIWA freezer.

NIWA: The heatwave in numbers

Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 11:43

NIWA has crunched the data on this week’s heatwave and come up with the following record breakers:

Highest temperature: Hanmer Forest 38.4C

Be careful where you escape from the heatwave - Fish and Game

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019 - 14:16

As New Zealand swelters though this week’s heatwave, people are being warned to be careful where they cool off with nearly 200 rivers, lakes and streams classed as unsafe for swimming since November according to regional and district council information.