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Last night, NIWA held its annual Excellence Awards, recognising those NIWA people who have made an exceptional contribution to the organisation.

The Health and Safety Award was presented to Steve Mercer for driving the evolution of NIWA's health and safety culture and processes.

The Support Services Award was presented to Shareen Sharma-Prasad for being unfailingly prompt, courteous and helpful in her role as Payroll Manager.

In a recent diving expedition, Australian cave divers found three new-to-science species – a transparent amphipod, a worm, and a small snail - down in one of the world's deepest underwater caves, near Nelson.

NIWA's research vessel Tangaroa will set sail this week to explore the biodiversity of deep-sea habitats in the outer Bay of Plenty and southern Kermadec Ridge, starting 80 kilometres off Tauranga.

A New Zealand-led survey of young toothfish in Antarctica has found high densities of the highly-prized fish in the southern Ross Sea.

Scientists have been reviewing evidence of changes to New Zealand's climate. They've also been projecting future changes to New Zealand's climate, and the impact on biodiversity and marine habitats.

NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa will set sail next week to explore the minerals potential of deep-sea volcanoes of the Kermadec Arc, 200 km north-east of Auckland

The "Carbon Workshop 2008: Global Cycle to Regional Budget" will be held at the National Library Auditorium, Wellington on 14 and 15 April 2008.

The El Niño event of the latter half of 2006 has now ended.

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