Videos

See NIWA scientists talking about their work, along with fascinating animations and underwater footage.

Edge-of-space-cam
In Lauder, Central Otago - NIWA atmospheric technician Wills Dobson releases a weather balloon with a couple of gopro cameras attached. 46 minutes later we're in the stratosphere - at 27 kms - capturing some incredible footage above New Zealand's South Island.
Scientists' stunning images
The winning photos of the 2016 NIWA Staff Photographic Competition. Read more about the winning photos
NIWA Wellington Science & Technology Fair - students explaining their entries
Some of the students competing in the Wellington Science and Technology Fair talk about their projects.
NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: September - November 2016
NIWA Forecaster Ben Noll hosts a broad-brush regional outlook for New Zealand's temperature and rainfall over the next three months.
NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook August - October 2016
NIWA Forecaster Chris Brandolino explains what New Zealand can expect in the way of rainfall and temperature over the next three months.
Mysterious sounds in New Zealand's Cook Strait
NIWA has just deployed six acoustic moorings to eavesdrop on mysterious noise makers in the Cook Strait, New Zealand.
Shifting Paradigm
'Shifting Paradigm' is an exhibition about the project to help the Samoan coastal village of Sa’anapu better cope with natural disasters after it was badly affected by cyclones and tsunami.
Adapting to climate change in Samoa
Muliagatele Filomena Nelson from Samoa's Ministry of Natural Resources  and Environment discusses integrating traditional knowledge when  adapting to climate change in Samoa.
Samoan Cyclone
Tofa Tafili Popese Leaana recounts living through a cyclone in the Samoan village of Sa'anapu.
Sa'anapu - Building resilience to natural disasters
The coastal Samoan village of Sa'anapu has been ravaged by cyclones and tsunamis in recent years. Now, plans are being developed to improve the community's resilience to natural disasters.
What does NIWA actually do?
What does NIWA actually do? The answer might surprise you.
Lake Tekapo - A Tsunami Hazard?
NIWA scientists scan Lake Tekapo with the aim of finding out if submarine landslides can create a tsunami hazard for the Lake Tekapo township and hydropower infrastructure.
NZ sea lion mystery
The main breeding population of NZ sea lions at the Auckland Islands has declined by approximately 50% since the late 1990s.
What is greenhouse gas and how is it measured?
Principal Technician Gordon Brailsford and Atmospheric Scientist Katja Riedel talk us though how greenhouse gases are measured at the Baring Head monitoring station near Welling
Rain, Sandflies and Takahē
Takahē Valley in the Murchison Mountains is home to a successful Takahē recovery project run by the Department of Conservation.
Ozone sonde launch - captured by a drone
Atmospheric scientist Richard Querel talks us through an ozone sonde launch at NIWA's atmospheric research facility in Lauder, Central Otago.
New Zealand's best job?
NIWA environmental monitoring technicians Evan Baddock and Eric Stevens venture deep into Fiordland, NZ to monitor river and lake levels in the area.
The laser lady of Lauder
By day Penny Smale is a mum to two young boys, living on a rural property in the middle of a farming district in Central Otago.
Researching NIWA's Antarctic sea ice
NIWA marine physics technician Brett Grant gives a tour of our Antarctic field camp and explains how we are conducting research into sea ice in the coldest place on the planet.
GRUAN certification for NIWA
NIWA’s Lauder Atmospheric Research Station, near Alexandra in Central Otago, is part of a select group of research stations with GRUAN-certified measurement programmes.

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