Videos

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

Tropical Cyclone Pam: Update 13 March
Watch the very latest from NIWA Forecaster Chris Brandolino on Tropical Cyclone Pam's expected movements and impacts on New Zealand.
Taking the pulse of Antarctica’s ocean ecosystem
Niwa scientists have anchored an echosounder to the sea floor of Terra Nova Bay that could reveal the mystery of silverfish reproduction under the Antarctic ice.
Tropical Cyclone Pam heads south
NIWA Forecaster Chris Brandolino discusses possible impacts on New Zealand as Tropical Cyclone Pam begins moving towards our region.
Antarctic Voyage - The Good Bits
Footage - mostly time lapse - from the New Zealand-Australia Antarctic Ecosystems Voyage 2015...with some random music!
Bad weather while returning from Antarctic voyage
NIWA’s RV Tangaroa encounters bad weather while returning to New Zealand from Antarctica.
New Zealand-Australia Antarctic Ecosystems Voyage highlights
Highlights of the New Zealand-Australia Antarctic Ecosystems Voyage 2015.
SAFE PASSAGE: Ice Pilot’s critical mission
Ice pilot Scott Laughlin is on the New Zealand - Australia Antarctic Ecosystems Voyage to guide RV Tangaroa through the Antarctic waters.
Flood Warning for Nadi
Serious flooding often causes major problems for those living near the Nadi river basin in Fiji.
Better Weather Forecasting for Fiji
Anal Chandra from Fiji's Meteorological Service talks about collaborating with NIWA and creating a better network of weather stations across Fiji.
NIWA's Pacific Rim Operations
Pacific Rim Manager Doug Ramsay gives an overview of NIWA's work in the Pacific.
The Big Flush
Improvements in water supply throughout rural Fiji have created sanitation issues relating to greater volumes of waste water for disposal.
Water, Water Everywhere
Over the last 50 years the atoll of South Tarawa, in Kiribati has experienced large increases in population.
Balleny humpback whale research
The region around the Balleny Islands is a known foraging area for humpback whales. Objective one of the Antarctica voyage aimed to determine why the Islands are such a popular spot for humpback whales.
Antarctic trawl nets deep data
NIWA scientists aboard RV Tangaroa have been trawling the central Ross Sea calculating the abundance of the prey species.
Time lapse video of RV Tangaroa moving through icy Antarctic waters
Watch NIWA's RV Tangaroa making its way through icy waters in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.
Pod of Orcas visit RV Tangaroa
NIWA research vessel Tangaroa, down in Antarctic waters, received some welcome visitors yesterday
Singin' the Blues
Antarctic blue whales were severely depleted during the industrial whaling era, when the population declined to only a few hundred individuals. Scientists believe the Antarctic blue whale population has been recovering, albeit very slowly, since the 1960s.
Scientific Diver Training with NIWA
NIWA's diver training course is designed to expose students to some of the most challenging conditions they are likely to encounter working as scientific divers.
Southern right whales filmed near Campbell Island
Footage of southern right whales, filmed near Campbell Island, one of New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands.
Farming Industry Challenges
Chief Scientist Clive Howard-Williams discusses upcoming challenges for New Zealand's farming industry, and the steps that the industry will need to take to keep our waterways clean.

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