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New LAWA river water quality trends show we have a way to go

Sunday, 22 September, 2019 - 09:21

It’s World Rivers Day, and to mark the occasion Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) has released updated water quality information for over 1,400 river sites.

Auditor General report shows improvements made - Environment Southland

Friday, 20 September, 2019 - 13:16

The release of a report by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) Managing freshwater quality: Challenges and opportunities has identified positive steps made by Environment Southland since the initial report in 2011, while continuing to identify some improvements needed.

Fiordland air samples revealing carbon secrets - NIWA

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 - 09:29

Air samples from the native Fiordland forest are being collected by researchers as one of the first steps in an ambitious new NIWA-led project to reassess New Zealand’s carbon budget.

University of Waikato secures more than $6m in MBIE research funding

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 12:27

The University of Waikato has received more than $6 million in research funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Research finds missing link between onshore and offshore volcanoes

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 10:16

Rifting and volcanic activity in the Taupō Volcanic Zone (TVZ) is strongly related to the evolution of two ridges north-east of New Zealand which continue to move apart, according to new research led by GNS Science experts.

Methane seep research bubbling along off Gisborne

Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 14:15

A chance discovery off the Gisborne coast five years ago is prompting a NIWA scientist to find out more about the link between a field of methane seeps bubbling out of the sea floor and submarine landslides.

Symposiums celebrate four-year Lakes Resilience study finishing this year

Friday, 6 September, 2019 - 13:51

A four-year MBIE-funded research programme led by the University’s Environmental Research Institute and School of Science comes to an end this year.

Milestone for Ahuriri Lagoon wetland project

Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 14:30

The Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere (Environment Canterbury, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Selwyn District Council, Christchurch City Council and the Department of Conservation) announced the symbolic first planting for a $3.5-million project.

NIWA releases monthly climate summary for August

Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 - 10:43

August 2019 was characterised by considerably lower than normal mean sea level pressure over and to the south of New Zealand.

NIWA UV research reinforces success of Montreal Protocol

Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 - 08:01

On the eve of the 30th anniversary since the Montreal Protocol came into force, new research by NIWA scientists reinforces its reputation as the world’s most successful environmental treaty.