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Scientists take stunning photographs

A stunning close up photograph of a rare, bright yellow and blue aquatic creature has been voted the winner of this year’s public choice category of NIWA’s photography competition. The psychedelic sea slug was photographed by scientist Rachel Boschen at the Poor Knights Reserve and was one of hundreds of entries in NIWA’s hotly-contested annual competition.

Finding the right whale in old places

Scientists on a rugged mid-winter trip to the remote sub-Antarctic islands have confirmed a large contingent of endangered southern right whales are spending the colder months near Campbell Island.

Understanding the factors that influence mercury levels in lake trout in geothermal regions

A NIWA study has shown that environmental factors influence the level of mercury in fish and other organisms in lakes in New Zealand's North Island geothermal area

Special voting arrangements made for NIWA crew

One of the most unusual polling stations for this year’s general election is in the middle of the ocean miles from land.

Two ticks, it’s an election day weather forecast

A coalition of rain, showers and the odd fine spell is set to rule New Zealand weather on Saturday.