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Revamped geothermal laboratories open for business

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 12:12 pm | GNS Science

New Zealand’s only full service geothermal and groundwater laboratory, unique in the Southern Hemisphere, opened for business this week after a $4 million upgrade. More >>

Scientists Plan Deep Drill Probe in Alpine Fault

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 4:51 pm | GNS Science

A New Zealand-led international science team is planning to drill a 1.3km-deep hole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island later this year to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces. More >>

Dinosaur Footprints Set to Tour NZ

Monday, 26 May 2014, 2:15 pm | GNS Science

Sophie Thomson, 11, with some of the 70 millon-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on a coastal stretch northwest of Nelson. More >>

Scientists probe Lake Rotomahana's volcanic heat engine

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 2:36 pm | GNS Science

The scientists who found remnants of the Pink and White Terraces under Lake Rotomahana two years ago are back at the lake this week measuring its geothermal heat output. More >>

Seismic fitness of NZ’s historic churches under scrutiny

Monday, 17 February 2014, 11:58 am | GNS Science

Some of New Zealand’s historic churches and heritage buildings are set to get specialist attention from an international group of seismologists and engineers. More >>

New Antarctic Map Decades In The Making

Monday, 27 January 2014, 12:42 pm | GNS Science

A new geological map of southern Victoria Land in Antarctica shows the area in more detail than ever before. More >>

Strong and Deep Crust a Key Factor In Canterbury Quakes

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 9:38 am | GNS Science

The Canterbury earthquakes were even more unusual than first thought and such a sequence is unlikely to occur anywhere else in the world, new research shows. More >>

GNS Science Takes Marine Geology Skills to Oman

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 12:03 pm | GNS Science

Crown Research Institute GNS Science has taken its marine geology skills to the Arabian Gulf and this week signed an agreement to help Oman extend its UN-recognised offshore territory. More >>

Australia Snaps Up Locally Made Nanotechnology Instrument

Monday, 21 October 2013, 2:22 pm | GNS Science

Crown Research Institute GNS Science has beat off competition from Europe and the United States to supply a nanotechnology fabrication machine to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in Sydney. More >>

New Report Updates NZ’s Exposure to Tsunami

Monday, 30 September 2013, 10:28 am | GNS Science

A new report on New Zealand’s tsunami hazards shows some parts of our coast are exposed to greater tsunami hazard than previously thought, while the hazard in other coastal regions is the same or even less. More >>

New Funding for Geothermal Energy Projects

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 3:52 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science has won new government funding for two innovative geothermal energy projects that will help to make geothermal energy developments more efficient and more attractive to investors. More >>

GNS Science Names New Chief Executive

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 1:06 pm | GNS Science

Professor Michael McWilliams, Chief of CSIRO's Earth Science and Resource Engineering Division, has been named as the new Chief Executive of GNS Science. More >>

White Island Resumes Pattern of Minor Activity

Saturday, 27 July 2013, 2:01 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science says that minor activity has become re-established at White Island over the last 24 hours. The Volcano Alert Level remains at Level 1 and Aviation Colour Code has been raised to Yellow. More >>

Quake Pushes Blenheim to the East

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 6:40 pm | GNS Science

GPS observations have shown that parts of Marlborough moved up to 5cm to the east during last Sunday's magnitude 6.5 earthquake. More >>

Extra Instruments Deployed to Capture Aftershock Data

Monday, 22 July 2013, 6:38 pm | GNS Science

Scientists are deploying extra seismic instruments in Marlborough to enable more accurate measurement of the aftershocks off the coast of Seddon. More >>

NZ Test Confirms Purity of Manuka Honey

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 3:12 pm | GNS Science

The New Zealand honey industry has been thrown a lifeline after laboratory testing procedures in importing countries, which were failing manuka honey, have been found to be flawed giving a higher ‘apparent’ cane sugar level than it actually contains. More >>

200 NZ Fossils Profiled In New Photographic Guide

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 3:01 pm | GNS Science

A new photographic guide of New Zealand fossils is expected to become a landmark reference for local fossil hunters for many years. The 140-page book has been written by five GNS Science paleontologists to help the public identify fossils they are ... More >>

Scientists Find Mysterious Giant Pockmarks on Chatham Rise

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 12:02 pm | GNS Science

MEDIA RELEASE from GNS Science, 2 APRIL 2013 Scientists Find Mysterious Giant Pockmarks on Chatham Rise More >>

Science Leader Retires After 50 Years

Friday, 21 December 2012, 2:09 pm | GNS Science

The Chief Executive of GNS Science, Dr Alex Malahoff, has retired this week after 50 years of service to his profession. More >>

More awards for the GeoNet Project

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 12:20 pm | GNS Science

The awards keep coming for the GeoNet website in recognition for the rapid information it provides on earthquakes and volcanic activity. More >>

 

 

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