The NIWA [the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research], are refusing to release data. Are they today's CRU?
In New Zealand's case, the figures published on NIWA's [the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research] website suggest a strong warming trend in New Zealand over the past century:Their graph shows the predictable warming trend as does the CRU one.
But analysis of the raw climate data from the same temperature stations has just turned up a very different result:
Gone is the relentless rising temperature trend, and instead there appears to have been a much smaller growth in warming, consistent with the warming up of the planet after the end of the Little Ice Age in 1850.
The whole sorry story is here at TBR.cc
H/T to Watts up with that
UPDATE: Some Australian data may not be squeaky clean either.