News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Light through the waves
Credit: Peter Marriott NIWA

Posted on 20 January 2022

Changes in our leadership and support team

With the beginning of a new year, there are a few changes to our leadership and support team.

Wave and native bush Sustainable Seas 2020
Credit: Sustainable Seas 2020

Posted on 05 January 2022

We’re hiring! Challenge Manager

Looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a critical environmental science challenge facing the nation? Then we’ve got a job for you.

Project Co Leader Kura Paul Burke collecting patangaroa
Credit: Kura Paul Burke

Posted on 01 January 2022

Seafood Magazine: Harvesting bioactives from seastars to save kuku/mussel beds

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - December 2021:An over-abundance of pātangaroa (11-armed seastars) is causing a dramatic decline in populations of kuku/kutai (mussels), pipi and cockles in coastal…

Enabling inter agency collaboration on cumulative effects credit dave allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 10 December 2021

Workshop on targets and limits with Ministry for the Environment

On 10 December, we ran a workshop with officials from the Ministry for the Environment's estuaries team on limits and targets.

Elizabeth Jane Macpherson
Credit: Corey Blackburn / The University of Canterbury

Posted on 26 November 2021

Project leader awarded for Indigenous water rights research

Associate Professor Elizabeth Jane Macpherson, project leader for the Policy and legislation for EBM project, has been presented the 2021 Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for…

Offshore wind farm
Credit: Nicholas Doherty

Posted on 25 November 2021

Connecting our research to the offshore wind industry

On 25 November, we virtually attended the Offshore Future Energy Forum.

Rocky coast at Otarawairere Bay Sustainable Seas 2020
Credit: Sustainable Seas 2020

Posted on 11 November 2021

Updated map shows research near you

We’ve updated our Where’s our research map? to share our latest projects. The goal of the map is to connect people to research happening in and around their communities.

Te Au o Te Moana
Credit: Waikawa, Māhia © Desna Whaanga-Schollum

Posted on 05 November 2021

Registration open for Te Au o Te Moana | Conference 2022

We are delighted to announce that registration is open for Te Au o Te Moana – The Voice of the Ocean, our Conference 2022.

Kaikoura seaweed species
Credit: Leigh Tait NIWA

Posted on 01 November 2021

Seafood Magazine: Seaweed could be a game changer

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - October 2021:A prosperous rimurimu/seaweed sector has massive potential to improve the health and well-being of Aotearoa New Zealand, new research shows.

Aerial over estuary in Wenderholm Regional Park, Wairewa
Credit: Aaron Birch/Unsplash

Posted on 25 October 2021

Haere rā Charlotte

Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi May peace be widespread, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and may the…

Eva and Chewie - distance
Credit: Pawel Szymonczyk

Posted on 21 October 2021

Interview with: Eva Siwicka

Originally from Poland, Eva Siwicka moved to New Zealand in 2017 to complete her PhD with our Ecosystem services project.

campbell island 2012
Credit: Kyle Morrison/NIWA

Posted on 18 October 2021

Seabirds, not treebirds for this year’s elections

We are again officially throwing our support behind the toroa/Antipodean albatross for Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau.