Largest NZ flood flow on record

Flood flows on the Buller River this month were the largest of any river in New Zealand in almost 100 years, NIWA measurements show. NIWA hydrodynamics... Read More

Seafood industry waste may help protect NZ rivers

  Waste mussel shells could become a low-tech, natural tool to filter pollutants from New Zealand waterways if field testing by University of Canterbury... Read More

More rain and gales expected this afternoon

MetService advise that further heavy rain and northwest gales are expected today for parts of central New Zealand. “A broad active trough over... Read More

A lifetime of outdoor living

Colin Hewens and Des Gardiner have spent their fair share of years in the bush. From building tramping huts during the Second World War, to trapping... Read More

Kiwi research to turn bio-waste into economic boos

Waste products from New Zealand’s food processing industry – such as potato scraps and grape skins – could be transformed into high-value... Read More

Sharing flood expertise in the BOP

The topic of large scale flooding events is on the front of people's minds following a national flood management and forecasting seminar in Whakatāne... Read More

BOP to benefit from $160m water upgrade

  A $2.5 billion water reform package is expected to support local government and stimulate the local economy.   A total of $160,619,221... Read More

Government consults on freshwater farm plans

  The Government is inviting farmers and growers to provide their practical ideas to help develop high-quality and workable freshwater farm plans,... Read More

Viewing the conjunction of Venus and Mars tonight

New Zealanders are set for an out of this world treat with the conjunction of Venus and Mars in tonight’s evening sky. Shortly after nightfall... Read More

Poultry salmonella detection a financial blow

The poultry industry is in a state of shock and companies are facing huge financial hits following the detection of salmonella enteritidis. A farm in... Read More

Tremors a sign Mt Ruapehu‘s crater lake is heating

Mt Ruapehu’s crater lake – Te Wai ā-moe – is starting to heat up after a cooldown period over the past few months. Over the course... Read More

$1m grant for sick BOP estuary

BayTrust is committing $1 million worth of funding over the next three years to the effort to restore the badly degraded Te Waihī estuary that was once... Read More

Climate scientists making shift to new “normal”

NIWA climate scientists are redefining what’s normal when it comes to the weather. A team of technicians and researchers are embarking on a major... Read More

Biosecurity protection bolstered on Te Arawa Lakes

Protection from biosecurity threats on the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes has been boosted, with Te Arawa Lakes Trust’s - TALT-  Biosecurity Officers... Read More

Frosty night and sunny settled day ahead

WeatherWatch advise that a high pressure system covers New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather.   Tonight and tomorrow morning are... Read More