Tagged: summer

Careful of that flying bottle top! - News

Jean Balchin Apr 03, 2018

I don’t know about you, but the soundtrack to my summer was characterised by the crash of waves upon the beach, the sizzle of sausages on the barbeque and the sweet “pop” of a Corona bottle. Unlike many people across New Zealand – my friends included – I did not receive a bottle top to the eyeball. Read More

Life’s a beach: NZ scientists on their favourite beaches - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 16, 2017

Many Kiwis have a favourite seaside spot they escape to in the summer and scientists are no exception. In this NIWA Summer Series article, six scientists reveal their summer getaway beaches and reflect on how these holiday hotspots are changing. Dr Ken Grange, Regional Manager, Nelson. Dr Ken Grange. Credit: NIWA. Beach: Rarawa Beach, east coast Far North How long have you been … Read More

2015: The year in weather - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 12, 2016

The first in a summer series of posts from Crown research institute NIWA There were floods, tornados, fires and big waves in another year of big weather for New Zealand. NIWA climate scientists review the inclement highlights month by month. January Highest temperature 36.4°C, at Timaru on 16 January. Lowest temperature 0.4°C, at Lumsden on 21 January. Highest 1-day … Read More

Lamprey – the vampire of the sea - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 20, 2011

A shy, slimy, ancient fish, that looks like an eel but isn’t. It has a circular sucker for a mouth, and feeds by rasping a hole in its victim’s fishy-flesh. It starts life in freshwater, spends most of its life at sea, but returns to freshwater to breed. It can be found all around New Zealand, in southern Australia, … Read More