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Some of the world’s most ancient and fascinating animals have been re-discovered in southern New Zealand. Prospects for their survival look good – provided groundwaters and wetlands are protected.

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For Maniapoto, repo (wetlands) are highly valued as a traditional resource and are an integral component of the ancestral landscape. With only 10% of repo remaining in the Waikato, repo loss and the associated loss of resources and knowledge is a distinct issue for Ngāti Maniapoto.

Freshwater Update 79 brings you the latest information from our Freshwater & Estuaries Centre, with articles ranging from NIWA working with NASA; restoring a stream catchment in Kaikōura; looking after urban water; keeping soil and reducing sedimentation; to culling catfish.

Wetland species and wetland management in New Zealand.

NIWA review of the ten year Whangamarino willow control programme and evaluation of willow distribution and other wetland vegetation types.

For Maniapoto, repo (wetlands) are highly valued as a traditional resource and are an integral component of the ancestral landscape. With only 10% of repo remaining in the Waikato, repo loss and the associated loss of resources and knowledge is a distinct issue for Ngāti Maniapoto.

Freshwater Update 71 brings you the latest information from our Freshwater & Estuaries centre, including stories about: the implications of climate change on our freshwater; blocking nature to nuture a lake ecosystem; nine new freshwater and estuaries research programmes; and all about a co-development workshop for freshwaters.

Wetland restoration symposium

12 February 2014 to 14 February 2014

NIWA is sponsoring the 6th national wetland restoration symposium, in Auckland on the 12 - 14 February 2014.

The symposium will have a range of topics including: the links between wetlands and climate, coping with weather extremes when restoring wetlands, a special focus on urban wetlands and the role of constructed wetlands (stormwater and treatment) wetlands.

Keynote speakers include New Zealander of the Year 2013, Dame Anne Salmond and Dr Dave Campbell (Waikato University).

The Hydrological Society & The Meteorological Society of NZ joint conference

19 November 2013 to 22 November 2013

NIWA is sponsoring The Hydrological Society & The Meteorological Society of NZ joint conference

The theme of this year’s conference is Water and Weather: Solutions for health, wealth and environment.

The conference is being held in Palmerston North, and will attract scientists, technicians, consultants, hydrologists, climatologists, students, resource managers and many others. 

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Principal Scientist - Aquatic Pollution
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Riparian and Wetland Scientist
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Land and Water Scientist
Wastewater Scientist
Principal Scientist - Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes
Principal Scientist - Aquatic Pollution
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Environmental Scientist
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