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Kapiti multibeam survey

NIWA scientists use the latest multibeam echo-sounding technology to generate new charts of the seafloor around Kapiti island.

Scientists flock to NIWA site for rare show of Pluto

Scientists from around the world will be at NIWA’s atmospheric research station in Central Otago next week to observe a rare astronomical event that is likely to last just 90 seconds.

NIWA makes a date with freshwater fish

NIWA researchers have produced a series of calendars to inform people when New Zealand's native freshwater and sport fish are migrating and spawning.

Weather for football final

NIWA forecaster Chris Brandolino presents the weather for Saturday's big games at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland.

Lauder leader's ozone work feted

NIWA's Dr Richard Querel's alma mater, University of Lethbridge in Alberta, has noted his ozone research on its website.