Whakahura—extreme events and the emergence of climate change

Whakahura is a five-year multidisciplinary programme funded by the Hīkina Whakatutuki Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE).

About this programme

‘Whakahura’ means to uncover or discover in te reo Māori. The overarching goal of this project is to improve understanding of how and why extreme weather has affected New Zealand in the 20th century, and to develop new tools to improve the forecasting of extreme weather events in the next four decades. Whakahura shared our research and insights with the public through over 80 media mentions, including 1News, 95bFM, NZ Herald, RNZ, Stuff, The Spinoff, and the Whanganui Chronicle, while international media interviews included CNN, NYTimes, PolitiFact, Washington Post, and Yale Climate Connections.

Benefits and Impacts

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Our research

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Our Research