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.

Other organisations

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

Creating a climate-safe Dunedin through community-driven climate action

2018 may well be the year New Zealand gets serious about adapting to our changing climate. Last year, and the start of this one, gave all of us plenty of opportunities to experience a future in which creeping sea level rise and extreme weather – from drought to flood to surprise storm surges – make day-to-day life more precarious and more expensive.

Stormwater, wastewater and climate change: Impacts on our economy, environment, culture and society

In October 2017, the Deep South Challenge released a report into the state of the nation’s storm and waste water infrastructure, in the face of a changing climate. The report garnered significant media attention – not surprising given the infrastructure is currently valued at well over $20 billion.

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.