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Lake Tekapo study raises awareness of tsunamis in NZ lakes

A pilot project has provided the most advanced mapping of a New Zealand lake ever and highlights the hazard to lakeside towns of tsunamis caused by landslides.

Fieldays weather – the worst is over before it starts

Spare a thought for Fieldays exhibitors putting the final touches to their stands tomorrow – it’s going to be wet.

NIWA urges farmers to prepare for climate change

NIWA is encouraging farmers to plan for climate change so they can maximise their abilities to adapt and thrive as significant change begins to take place.

La Niña's gone; wild and unruly arrives

We've got hot temperatures, we've got cold temperatures, freezing temperatures, ice, snow, hail, rain - and even a few rays of sunshine. And one very confused weather pattern.

Underwater footage shows exceptional clarity of Te Waikoropupū Springs

On the bottom of New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs is an underwater garden of vivid green, pinks and inky blues.