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Welcome to our newly designed website. We hope you like our new look!

Too much or not enough? Spotlight goes on UV research

Scientists, dermatologists, skin cancer experts and health professionals are among those meeting in Auckland next week to discuss the latest research into UV radiation and how best to improve public awareness of UV issues.

New Zealand facing greater weather extremes: international report

New Zealand will get hotter, have more heavy rainfalls, and experience more days when the fire risk is extreme, the latest international report on climate change impacts reveals.

NIWA seeks volunteers for climate science experiment

A citizen science experiment for weather enthusiasts that participants can undertake from the comfort of home is being launched on Wednesday by NIWA, in collaboration with researchers from the UK and Australia.

Media advisory: climate change report

Journalists are advised that the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to be released in Yokohama, Japan at 1pm (NZ time) on Monday, 31 M