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NIWA’s science services are delivered by our thirteen National Centres. Each centre conducts a raft of research contributing to a high level outcome for New Zealand.

Councils get help to prepare for sea-level rise

A senior NIWA scientist is concerned many councils are having difficulty “getting off the starting blocks” when it comes to planning for coastal climate change.

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Climate change effects are accelerating, driving the need for actions informed by sound climate knowledge.

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Councils get help to prepare for sea-level rise

A senior NIWA scientist is concerned many councils are having difficulty “getting off the starting blocks” when it comes to planning for coastal climate change.

Wellington’s whale may be a good sign, says NIWA

Wellington’s whale may be a sign they are returning to their historical habitat, says NIWA.

Warmth dramatically outpaces chill so far this year

It's a story of the warm and the wet.

Shark conservation one watermelon at a time

Warrick Lyon is heading to the Marshall Islands to teach fisheries observers how to tag sharks.

NIWA seaweed scientist tackling global climate change issue

One of the world's leading scientific publishers has named a paper cowritten by a NIWA scientist as one of 250 groundbreaking findings that could "help change the world".