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Deep South National Science Challenge projects confirmed

Understanding our future climate so New Zealanders can adapt and thrive is the aim of the Deep South National Science Challenge, which today announced its first allocation of funds to improve predictions of climate change.

MEDIA STATEMENT: Security Breach on NIWA Vessel

NIWA Chief Executive, John Morgan, expressed his disappointment and concern that trespassers had breached security and safety measures to board the Research Vessel Tangaroa.

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.

New Zealand’s youngest scientists use interactive tool to learn about air quality

They may not be old enough to start school yet, but that isn’t stopping children in South Auckland getting to grips with science.

NIWA's contribution to Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a report warning that New Zealand needs to better prepare for rising seas on its coastal towns and cities.