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NIWA calls on citizen scientists for grey mullet survey

New Zealand’s leading freshwater and estuarine research body is harnessing the national curiosity about ecology to find out more about grey mullet.

Weather watchers provide invaluable service

For almost a century the Mason family of Feilding have been keeping a closer eye on the weather than most people. But now, at 94, Alan Mason is looking for a successor.

Wellington regional climatology publication released

NIWA's Climate Science Centre has released a Wellington regional climatology - "The Climate and Weather of Wellington".

NIWA’s glider launched into service for sea science

Exploring the frontier of New Zealand oceanographic research is the launch mission for Manaia, NIWA’s newly named underwater glider.

NIWA studies spectacular seabed gas flares

A team of scientists aboard NIWA’s deepwater research vessel Tangaroa returned to Wellington with new knowledge about methane ‘leaking’ into the atmosphere.