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From plastic bags to roof tiles: one BOP science fair entry

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on From plastic bags to roof tiles: one BOP science fair entry

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: From plastic bags to roof tiles: one BOP science fair entry A Mount Maunganui Intermediate student has created a cheap roofing tile out of discarded plastic bags and entered the idea in this year’s NIWA Bay of Plenty Science […]

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Spotted a leopard seal? Scientist seeks sightings

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Spotted a leopard seal? Scientist seeks sightings

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Spotted a leopard seal? Scientist seeks sightings A leopard seal has spent so much time in New Zealand waters she has prompted a NIWA scientist to challenge conventional thinking about the species. Named because of their leopard-like markings, the […]

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NZ’s future scientists show their work in Hamilton

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NZ’s future scientists show their work in Hamilton

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NZ’s future scientists show their work in Hamilton Waikato’s next generation of scientists are showcasing their latest discoveries at this week’s NIWA Waikato Science and Technology Fair in Hamilton. Held at the Hamilton Garden’s Pavilion, the exhibits are open […]

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Scientist makes new homes for baby paua

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientist makes new homes for baby paua

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Scientist makes new homes for baby paua Twelve bespoke concrete structures resembling “upside down oven trays” may hold the key to restoring the paua population off Kaikoura wiped out by last November’s earthquake. NIWA fisheries scientist Reyn Naylor, working […]

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Wellington will get significantly warmer, new climate change report shows

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Wellington will get significantly warmer, new climate change report shows

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Wellington will get significantly warmer, new climate change report shows Wellington city will have warmer autumns, almost a month of days over 25°C and up to 10 per cent more winter rain by 2090, according to a new NIWA […]

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Multi-fault earthquakes – the new normal?

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Multi-fault earthquakes – the new normal?

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Multi-fault earthquakes – the new normal? A new look at historical earthquakes is leading to fresh insights for earthquake forecasting. Until recently, each earthquake was expected to mainly take place on an individual fault. However research led by University of Canterbury Professor Andy Nicol, […]

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Climate change will cause more deaths from air pollution, study finds

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Climate change will cause more deaths from air pollution, study finds

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Climate change will cause more deaths from air pollution, study finds New research estimates that if climate change goes unchecked 60,000 more people will die globally from air pollution in 2030—just 13 years away. The figure rises to more […]

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Winter storm delivers wettest day on record

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Winter storm delivers wettest day on record

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Winter storm delivers wettest day on record The latest atmospheric river over New Zealand delivered one town’s wettest day on record, and broke several other long-held rainfall statistics, according to NIWA data. Lower pressure than normal has fuelled several […]

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Profile: Erica Williams – Where the water is clean

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Profile: Erica Williams – Where the water is clean

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Profile: Erica Williams – Where the water is clean Erica Williams’ story starts with the website of Moerewa School, where pupil Tyra-Lee explains her connection to a very special place in her small Far North town. “Tuna Town is […]

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EQC update on Edgecumbe response

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on EQC update on Edgecumbe response

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: EQC update on Edgecumbe response The Earthquake Commission is continuing to work closely with Edgecumbe residents to resolve their claims following the April 2017 flood event. Event response spokesperson, Paul Walsh, says that under the direction from Government, the settlement of most claims has […]

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So far, so stormy

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on So far, so stormy

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: So far, so stormy Today’s low came spinning off the coast of Hawke’s Bay funneling strong winds through the Cook Strait and hitting Wellington region with strong winds before moving on to Taranaki and Auckland this afternoon. NIWA climate […]

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New buoy for Wellington Harbour to boost water quality information

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on New buoy for Wellington Harbour to boost water quality information

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: New buoy for Wellington Harbour to boost water quality information A buoy with the ability to “phone home” has been deployed in Wellington Harbour today to monitor currents, waves and water quality in the harbour. The buoy is part […]

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Six months in a (slightly) cooler climate

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Six months in a (slightly) cooler climate

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Six months in a (slightly) cooler climate Now the first six months of the year are done and dusted, NIWA forecasters have been analysing the country’s weather statistics to see where we stand compared to last year’s record breaker. […]

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Rare octopus turn up at NIWA

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Rare octopus turn up at NIWA

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Rare octopus turn up at NIWA NIWA’s Marine Invertebrate Collection has welcomed two extremely rare octopus that have only just been provisionally identified. They are affectionately known as “dumbo octopus” after the Walt Disney character Dumbo the Elephant. That’s […]

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Kaikoura earthquake update

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura earthquake update

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikoura earthquake update June marks four months since the claims lodgement deadline for the 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. EQC and private insurers are making good progress on settling customer claims and we’d like to give you an update on where we are at. […]

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Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Questions and answers about oyster disease Bonamia ostreae NIWA is today issuing some scientific information on the parasite Bonamia ostreae, recently discovered in Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island, and the risk it poses to the Bluff oyster fishery. The […]

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New Zealand joins global seabed mapping initiative

By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on New Zealand joins global seabed mapping initiative

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand joins global seabed mapping initiative New Zealand has joined a global initiative to map the ocean floor of the entire world by the year 2030. Called Seabed 2030, the project is a collaboration between The Nippon Foundation […]

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NIWA invests $18 million  in New Zealand’s future

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA invests $18 million  in New Zealand’s future

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA invests $18 million  in New Zealand’s future NIWA is placing the future of New Zealanders at the heart of its operation by investing in new supercomputers that will significantly enhance scientists’ abilities to solve crucial issues facing the country. […]

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Scientists eavesdrop on endangered dolphins

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists eavesdrop on endangered dolphins

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Scientists eavesdrop on endangered dolphins The critically endangered Māui dolphin is getting a helping hand from scientists this month who are beginning a year-long research project to listen in on them. Latest estimates put the Māui dolphin population between […]

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Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready?

By   /  June 2, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready?

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready? Foundations are the primary connection of your house to the ground and ensuring they are strong will help keep you and those inside safe in an earthquake.  “Checking your foundations are properly secured will help minimise any movement in […]

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