The move will have a destabilising effect on marine ecosystems and may impact tourism in places such as Kaikōura, researchers say.
NIWA says that smoke from the fires "impacted the atmosphere in a way that’s never been seen before".
The Bay of Plenty town was evacuated in a "managed retreat", over a decade after flooding devastated the area.
Some of the effects of climate change are now "unavoidable", the Government says.
Five separate flooding events were recorded around the country in 20 days.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is also providing $12m to help rebuild the fire-destroyed Savalalo Market.
Storms and flooding are already causing massive damage in Aotearoa and will only become increasingly common. So how do we adapt?
Scientists determined that certain fungi have the power to increase nitrogen use in plants, which reduces leaching into waterways and cuts harmful emissions.
The Onehunga site is the first of the council's centres to be operated by a Māori/Pasifika social enterprise with any profits to be invested into the community.
Six Auckland mayoral hopefuls battled it out to prove they'd be best to run New Zealand's biggest city, at one of the most lively debates of the campaign trail so far.
The lake surface has dropped more than 52 metres since the reservoir was full in 1983.
Blazes have charred 5.6 million acres so far in the US this year, putting 2022 on track to match or exceed the record-setting 2015 fire season.
It comes after Green Party members voted to open up nominations for his co-leader position.
Jacinda Ardern says regardless of what happens with the Green Party co-leadership, Shaw will be keeping the climate change portfolio.
"It is happening more frequently – and it is taking a toll in many of our communities," Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta said.
England's hottest ever recorded temperature of 40.3 degrees Celsius was recorded last week.
In the wake of heatwaves, wildfires and floods around the world, NIWA's principal climate scientist says climate mitigation is urgently needed.
A fast-moving brush fire has exploded in size into one of California's largest wildfires of the year.
Massey University's Ralph Sims says it's on the individual too to do something to help.
Those in some regional towns once served by trains are frustrated they are no longer on the schedule.