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NIWA ecologists catch on to a bug's life

Kneeling in the mud under the cover of trees, covered in anoraks, sandflies and dedication, three scientists are looking out for the little guy.

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”.

Early Christmas present for Antarctic researchers

In a small green laboratory perched on the rocky volcanic southern peninsula of Ross Island, Antarctica, there’s a space waiting for a new shiny, hi-tech Christmas present.

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”.

NIWA featured on Māori Television’s Project Whenua

NIWA’s involvement in the restoration of Te Waihora, New Zealand’s fifth largest lake, was recently featured on Māori Television’s new series, Project Whenua.