2019 Conference: "Changing with our Climate"

You'll find the programme and other useful information about our upcoming May 2019 Deep South Challenge conference at this section of our website.


Kia Urutau | Adapt (Challenge Magazine, May 2019)

To coincide with our May 2019 conference, "Changing with our Climate," we produced a coffee-table style magazine. With feature stories exploring the future of kai in our changing climate, and climate risks at our urban edges, the magazine is illustrated with breathtaking photography by award-winning photographer Sylvie Whinray. Also contains profiles of ten "adaptation champions" - Challenge researchers and partners/stakeholders. Well worth a read! Please email us if you'd like a hard copy.



Our Research Strategy 2019-24

This strategy builds on our first five years of research (2014–2019) and incorporates input from researchers, partners, stakeholders and advisory groups. You can take an audio-visual tour through the strategy on this webpage, or download a copy here:


Our YouTube channel

You can view project and research videos, as well as videos of our Deep South Challenge seminar series, on our YouTube channel here.


2018 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 Symposium 2017

To browse presentations and photos from our inaugural Deep South Challenge Symposium, head on over to this section of our website.


Communications and branding

We have a range of branding and communications resources are available for our partners and researchers.

Click here to browse and download these materials. They include our logos and template designs for research reports and presentations.


Other organisations

Click here for more information on other organisations doing valuable work around understanding and communicating climate change impacts for New Zealand.


Latest news and updates

Haiku about transport over wharf

Climate adaptation within New Zealand’s transport system

Climate change threatens    
our transport system. We need    
clear rules and signals.


"Domains" research funding round: Now open!

Be a part of the Deep South Challenge research rōpū, and help enable Aotearoa New Zealand to prepare for our changing climate.

Farmer walks in drought-ridden paddock

‘Ground zero’: How will climate-driven drought impact rural communities?

New economic research co-funded by the Deep South Challenge and Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, with the support of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, will investigate the impact of climate change-driven drought on vulnerable communities.