Portrait of Raiatea at Tarawera

Kia mau tonu: Flooding research and family influences

Our Vision Mātauranga programme has recently awarded four Masters scholarships in research that will help achieve Vision Mātuaranga goals. Scholarship recipient Raiatea Barlow Kameta (Ngāitai, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato Tainui, Whakatōhea), studying at Victoria University of Wellington, describes her research into the impact of flooding and climate change on her marae at Marokopa, in the Waikato.

wellington waterfront on the morning of the workshop

Report back on our Climate Adaptation Ambassadors Workshop

Early last month, the Deep South Challenge, with support from the now-disassembled NZ Climate Change Centre (NZCCC), hosted a climate ambassadors workshop in Wellington. The aim of the workshop was to support and develop a community of skilled and influential climate ambassadors who can champion an informed climate adaptation agenda in policy and research.

Susan Livengood at the DSC Symposium

“Gaining traction on intractable issues”: An interview with Partnerships Director Susan Livengood

Susan Livengood is the Partnerships Director of the Deep South Challenge, and works within the Engagement programme – which tries to connect what’s happening in every programme of the challenge with both the broader public and with targeted individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand’s public and private sectors.

Natalie Robinson

"The earth's regular pulse... may be starting to falter"

Q&A with NIWA's sea ice researcher Natalie Robinson

two women hold air testing capsules

Why is the Deep South Challenge interested in Jamie’s World?!

Last Thursday, social media star Jamie Curry set off to Antarctica, courtesy of Antarctica New Zealand.  Rhian Salmon, Science Lead for Engagement, explores the relationship between Jamie and the Deep South Challenge.

large ice sculpture in a dark room

Discovering an Antarctic world

This is the first of a series of blogs where we explore the people, the science, and the purpose of the Deep South National Science Challenge.  Lorraine Taylor takes a look at an Antarctic world sculpted by artist Gabby O'Connor.