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Interactive feature on Antarctic voyage

New Zealand’s news website Stuff.co.nz has created a stunning interactive featurette profiling the New Zealand-Australia Antarctic Ecosystems Voyage 2015.

Scientists voyage to Antarctica for whale research

A voyage focussed on top predators in Antarctic waters departs Wellington tomorrow.

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soils conditions are deemed “hotspots”.

Summer Series #5: A helping hand

Te Waihora is a special lake in need of some intensive care. Together, scientists, iwi, locals and environmentalists are pooling their knowledge and resources to make it better.

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soils conditions are deemed “hotspots”.