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National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd

Page updated 11 Dec 2017

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is New Zealand'?s principal provider of environmental research and consultancy services in the areas of atmosphere and climate, coast and oceans, freshwater, fisheries and aquaculture. NIWA'?s principal clients are central and local government agencies, although it is increasing its private sector revenues through the commercialisation of new products and the provision of operational forecasting services.

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment is the primary monitoring department for CRIs, with the Treasury moved to a second-opinion role in relation to the CRI’s financial performance. For Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) please refer to the MBIE website, or the companies’ own websites.

Key Documents

Key Company Information

Entity Form Crown Research Institute
Established 1992
Head Office Auckland
Primary Legislation Crown Research Institutes Act 1992
Companies Act 1993
Companies Office No 550957 (Companies Office website)

Board of Directors

Chairperson: Sir Christopher Mace, CNZM (Jul 2009 - Jun 2018)
Deputy Chairperson: Mr Nicholas (Nick) Main (Jul 2014 - Jun 2020)
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