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.
Latest news and updates
"These models are good. They have real predictive power." Q&A with departing P&O lead, Adrian McDonald
Today we announce that our Processes & Observations programme lead, Adrian McDonald, is stepping down from our Science Leadership Team. We thank him for his calm and warm leadership over the last two and a half years. In this Q&A (taken from our recently published magazine Kia Urutau | Adapt), we asked Adrian about the role of climate modelling in supporting good adaptation in Aotearoa New Zealand.
I MEET PETER INSLEY on a low promontory that rests above the Hāparapara River. Kids have built a rickety jumping platform in the pūriri and mānuka above us, but the water below – blue and glistening – looks treacherous. It’s hard to gauge the depth or see the snags. The river has always behaved like this. It beelines out of the hills and hits this hard rock, pooling and gathering before sweeping off again towards Omaio Bay in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
IT’S A CALM SUNDAY morning as I arrive at the home of Wellington property investor Paul Robinson, in the thriving beachside community of Plimmerton. Armed with muffins from the local café, I’m greeted by Paul’s friendly border collie Harry, who herds me into a stunning, carefully designed house.