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Time-lapse footage of RV Tangaroa departing for Antarctica

NIWA photographer, Dave Allen, has captured this time-lapse footage of RV Tangaroa departing Wellington yesterday morning.

Interactive feature on Antarctic voyage

New Zealand’s news website Stuff.co.nz has created a stunning interactive feature profiling the New Zealand-Australia Antarctic Ecosystems Voyage 2015.

Scientists voyage to Antarctica for whale research

A voyage focussed on top predators in Antarctic waters departs Wellington tomorrow.

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soils conditions are deemed “hotspots”.

Summer Series #5: A helping hand

Te Waihora is a special lake in need of some intensive care. Together, scientists, iwi, locals and environmentalists are pooling their knowledge and resources to make it better.