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Tropical winds yield late-July record warmth

A number of temperature records toppled across New Zealand over the weekend as tropical winds from New Caledonia and Vanuatu streamed over the country.

Record-challenging warmth returns

It may be winter, but it’s going to be so warm this weekend temperature records are likely to tumble.

From high seas to estuaries

While Tangaroa might be considered its flagship, NIWA’s extensive range of maritime work could not be completed without the support vessels Kaharoa and Ikatere.

Volunteers needed for NIWA snow project

As the snow finally starts to fall in earnest this week, NIWA is asking for public help to measure it.

Wood smoke draws researchers to New Zealand

The burning question of winter is attracting international air quality scientists to Wellington later this month to design a large scale joint research programme.