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NIWA's Hotspot Watch

A hotspot persists and has expanded in the Wairarapa region. In the South Island, hotspots exist in eastern Marlborough and from central Canterbury through to northeast Otago.

El Niño keeps New Zealand cooler in 2015

The effects of El Niño will prevent New Zealand from recording a record temperature for the year, say NIWA climate scientists.

Blake Ambassadors announced

NIWA has awarded sought-after Sir Peter Blake Trust ambassador awards to five talented Kiwi students who will spend part of summer working on exciting marine, freshwater, climate and atmosphere projects with leading NIWA scientists.

Deep South National Science Challenge projects confirmed

Understanding our future climate so New Zealanders can adapt and thrive is the aim of the Deep South National Science Challenge, which today announced its first allocation of funds to improve predictions of climate change.

MEDIA STATEMENT: Security Breach on NIWA Vessel

NIWA Chief Executive, John Morgan, expressed his disappointment and concern that trespassers had breached security and safety measures to board the Research Vessel Tangaroa.