Resources and information
2017 Research Book: Changing with our Climate
Our Research Book tells the story of our research in vibrant, accessible language and imagery. Download a copy here:
Deep South Challenge Newsletters
Deep South Challenge Symposium 2017
To browse presentations and photos from our inaugural Deep South Challenge Symposium, head on over to this section of our website.
Click here for more information on other organisations doing valuable work around understanding and communicating climate change impacts for New Zealand.
Engagement Programme Funding
The Engagement Programme has funding available for engagement activities that will enable New Zelanders to make informed decisions about climate change adaptation. There is a simple process and form to complete, but in the first instance please contact the following contacts to discuss your idea:
For public activities please email Alex Keeble, Senior Communications Advisor
For private or public sector activities please email Susan Livengood, Partnerships Director
Communications and branding
A range of communications and branding resources are available for use by our Challenge partners.
Click here to browse and download these materials.
Deep South Challenge Research and Business Plan
Drafted by the Interim Science Leadership Team with input from stakeholders and submitted to MBIE on 19 December 2014, this plan details the Deep South Challenge development, science scope, governance and other relevant information.
Latest news and updates
The Deep South Challenge awards funding to investigate climate-resilient, high-value crops for the whānau of Omaio
The whānau of Omaio in the Bay of Plenty have joined forces with NIWA researchers to explore the viability of climate-resilient, high-value crops for the rohe. The group has won a $250,000 research grant under the Vision Mātauranga programme of the Deep South National Science Challenge to better understand Omaio’s changing climate and how it might support the community to create a local economy based around a high-value product like kiwi fruit.
The recent Edgecumbe floods saw raw sewage floating through the streets, making the clean-up extremely challenging. Over 300 homes in the district were damaged and six months later, 240 houses are still unliveable. Flood-proofing the town itself remains a distant goal.
The Deep South Challenge announces new research into who should bear the cost of our changing climate, and when.
All over New Zealand, from Haumoana to Westport, from Edgecumbe to the Kāpiti Coast, from Dunedin to Wellington City, homeowners and businesses are starting to feel the financial effects of climate change.