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Southern spring sizzle sets records

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Southern spring sizzle sets records

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Southern spring sizzle sets records An immense dome of high pressure stretched across the Tasman Sea onto the South Island yesterday, bringing the highest temperatures across New Zealand since April. Under bright sunshine, temperatures soared well into the 20s […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 October 2017

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 October 2017

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 October 2017 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 […]

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Dramatic sea ice decline limits NIWA’s Antarctic research

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Dramatic sea ice decline limits NIWA’s Antarctic research

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Dramatic sea ice decline limits NIWA’s Antarctic research A dramatic change in sea ice this year is likely to hamper a NIWA-led research project aiming to better understand how ice shelves will melt as the ocean warms. NIWA marine […]

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Southern spring sizzle

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Southern spring sizzle

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Southern spring sizzle An air flow extending from Australia on Thursday and Friday may bring near-record warmth to parts of the interior South Island, says NIWA forecaster Ben Noll. A large area of high pressure to the northwest of […]

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Kaikoura earthquake update 5

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura earthquake update 5

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikoura earthquake update 5 Kia Ora, In this month’s newsletter you can find: an update on EQC claims progress as at 30 September 2017 for the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, where we expect to be by the end of the year and when the […]

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Question: How do trees access the Internet? Answer: They log on.

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Question: How do trees access the Internet? Answer: They log on.

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Question: How do trees access the Internet? Answer: They log on. This is just what NIWA and DairyNZ are asking anyone who has planted along stream banks to do – to ‘log on’ at riparian.niwa.co.nz to formally record their […]

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Scientists mark 10th anniversary of ocean acidification research

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists mark 10th anniversary of ocean acidification research

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Scientists mark 10th anniversary of ocean acidification research A decade of scientific research into how ocean acidification is affecting New Zealand waters has led to far greater understanding of the vulnerability of our marine ecosystems, according to a newly […]

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Election Day 2017 Forecast

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Election Day 2017 Forecast

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Election Day 2017 Forecast Most New Zealanders can be confident of a dry trip to the polling booth on Saturday, according to NIWA meteorologist Seth Carrier. Mr Carrier says a high pressure centred north of Cape Reinga offers tranquil […]

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Kaikōura Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikōura Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery NIWA scientists have found signs of recovery in the Kaikōura Canyon seabed, 10 months after powerful submarine landslides triggered by the November earthquake wiped out organisms living in and on the […]

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Kaikoura earthquake update 4

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura earthquake update 4

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikoura earthquake update 4 How we are doing EQC and private insurers continue to make steady progress on the over 38,000 residential claims. As at 31 August, we have completed 80% of initial assessments of residential buildings and settled 45% of claims for building […]

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EQC welcomes recent High Court decision in the He case

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  EQC, Insurance, Natural Events, Security  /  Comments Off on EQC welcomes recent High Court decision in the He case

MIL OSI – Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Release/Statement Headline: EQC welcomes recent High Court decision in the He case The Earthquake Commission has welcomed the recent decision by the Christchurch High Court which found that EQC had correctly assessed the damage that Xaioming He’s dwelling incurred in the Canterbury earthquakes.  General Manager Internal […]

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What to feed an astronaut and other entries in this year’s Wellington NIWA science fair

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on What to feed an astronaut and other entries in this year’s Wellington NIWA science fair

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: What to feed an astronaut and other entries in this year’s Wellington NIWA science fair From designing food for astronauts to the best bait for catching rats, Wellington students are applying their creative talents to scientific endeavour this week […]

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Student ingenuity on show at NIWA science fair

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Student ingenuity on show at NIWA science fair

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Student ingenuity on show at NIWA science fair Science students are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at this weekend’s annual NIWA Canterbury-Westland Schools’ Science and Technology Fair. About 350 students have entered this year’s fair […]

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Concussion conundrum solved by secondary school student

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Concussion conundrum solved by secondary school student

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Concussion conundrum solved by secondary school student A Year 13 student from Ormiston Senior College in South Auckland has taken out the top prize in this year’s NIWA South and east Auckland Science and Technology Fair. Dylan Townsend was […]

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Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Auckland Science Fair

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Auckland Science Fair

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Auckland Science Fair Science students from around Auckland are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at next week’s annual NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair. More than 300 students […]

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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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