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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.

NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa, has been doubling as a polling booth for crew and scientists at sea.

Tangaroa is undertaking survey work in the South Pacific and left New Zealand in mid-August well before advance voting opened.

That meant special arrangements had to be made for the 23 eligible voters aboard to cast a vote – a feat achieved with help from the New Zealand Electoral Commission.

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.

New report recognises climate change and ozone depletion links

The ozone hole over Antarctica is responsible for significant climate change in the Southern Hemisphere, according to a new international report.

Dry spells take hold in South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues

Science & Technology Fair winners announced

Winners from the Manukau, Bay of Plenty and Waikato Science and Technology fair have been announced.