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Lauder technician rediscovers historic data

A climate scientist at NIWA’s Lauder Station research centre in Central Otago has stumbled across the oldest known mid-infrared spectra – scientific readings taken 30 years ago on 29 May 1985.

Farmers wanted to help NIWA

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research has developed new tools that can help farmers decide when to irrigate or fertilise. But it needs farmers to test out the tools to ensure they are as practical and easy to use as possible.

Ozone depletion far greater without Montreal Protocol, study shows

A study out today shows the Antarctic Ozone Hole would be 40 per cent larger than it is today without controls introduced by the Montreal Protocol.

NIWA calls on citizen scientists for grey mullet survey

New Zealand’s leading freshwater and estuarine research body is harnessing the national curiosity about ecology to find out more about grey mullet.

Weather watchers provide invaluable service

For almost a century the Mason family of Feilding have been keeping a closer eye on the weather than most people. But now, at 94, Alan Mason is looking for a successor.