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Farmers facing dry conditions urged to plan ahead - DairyNZ

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 14:10

With many regions experiencing increasingly dry weather, DairyNZ has put together some tips for farmers on managing challenging conditions.

Greater Wellington welcomes water resilience support in light of Climate Change

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 - 10:20

A second round of financial support for the development of a sustainable water supply for Wairarapa, seven million dollars in loan funding for regional water storage, has been strongly endorsed by Greater Wellington Regional Council.

It’s a colourful life under the Antarctic ice - NIWA

Monday, 13 January, 2020 - 12:36

The rich diversity of marine life near Scott Base in Antarctica has stunned scientists diving under the ice to set up environmental monitoring sites.

Perlious puerulus: The epic life of the spiny red rock lobster - NIWA

Monday, 6 January, 2020 - 08:00

On a calm, sunny day, Riversdale beach is a paradise.

While the rest of the Wairarapa beaches are rugged and rocky, Riversdale is a beautiful stretch of sandy coast; a reprieve from the harsh elements that characterise one of New Zealand’s wildest coastlines.

Weathering new technology in Tonga - NIWA

Friday, 3 January, 2020 - 08:01

There are about 800km between the southern and northern tips of Tonga - and a lot of ocean.

Summary of last decade's weather - NIWA

Monday, 30 December, 2019 - 08:01

If you happened to be in Timaru on February 6, 2011 you might recall it was uncomfortably, ridiculously hot.

It was Waitangi Day and Timaru’s temperature climbed steadily throughout the day until it got to a searing 41.3ᵒC.

What's in the NIWA freezer?

Monday, 23 December, 2019 - 08:03

Just past the locks, alarms and big heavy doors is a rather macabre sight.

To see it, you first need to grab a heavy jacket, pick a beanie out of the box and put on a pair of industrial strength gloves because it’s cold in there: -20ᵒC to be exact.

Cockle count indicates health of Pauatahanui Inlet - GWRC

Friday, 20 December, 2019 - 10:38

About 90 people of all ages gathered at the Pāuatahanui Inlet recently, donning gumboots in preparation to take part in the tenth cockle count in the area.

NIWA science workers end 17-month industrial dispute

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 - 10:28

Union members at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research finally have a new collective agreement after 17 months of bargaining and nationwide industrial action.

Climate change impacts accelerating in the Wellington region

Monday, 16 December, 2019 - 12:00

A new report on emerging climate extremes points to a potential future for the region of increasingly warmer days and nights, more drought driven by extreme heatwaves and more frequent downpours, potentially leading to severe social and environmental impacts.