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New Zealand’s coast is sculpted by ocean waves. Some wave conditions bring joy to surfers and beachgoers, but, at other times, waves can cause major hazards at sea or along the shore.

A NIWA scientist is calling for greater protection of submarine canyons around New Zealand as their rich marine life comes under increasing threat from human activity.
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought.
Barb Hayden is never far from the sea. In fact, it’s been a constant in her life—a personal and professional passion.
The Kiwi dream of owning a beachfront property with panoramic views of the ocean is under threat—and not just for financial reasons.
Is the weather really better in February than January?
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
From a tiny caddsifly to a frolicking dusky dolphin, NIWA staff have captured some beautiful images of insects, birds, fish—and a particularly handsome frog.
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
The intense low pressure system that developed in the Tasman sea late yesterday had become as strong as a category 2 tropical cyclone by 8am today, says NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll.
For the first time, the use of management science in fisheries has been captured in a book.
Six scientists reveal their favourite beaches but also observe how they’re changing.
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
Top of Natalie Robinson’s to-do list right now is to work out exactly what she’s brought back from Antarctica.
NIWA climate scientists present the NIWA 2016 Annual Climate Summary.
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
A NIWA technician spends four days and three nights on a crowded boat heading to one of the most remote places in the Pacific to help install a weather station. Conditions are so arduous he decides to quit his job - but how do you do that in the middle of the ocean?
Summer is for scientific fieldwork. Three NIWA scientists are heading into the wild blue yonder, some with fancy technology and others with a coffee cup and a bag of party balloons.
With Christmas on the doorstep it’s time to look ahead to what Mother Nature has in store for the holiday period (including a sneak peek all the way to New Year’s Day).
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.

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