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Kerepehi Fault more complex than previously thought

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 11:32 am | GNS Science

New research on the Kerepehi fault, which runs for about 80km between Matamata and north into the Firth of Thames, has revealed the fault is more complex than previously thought. More >>

Ice sheets more sensitive to climate change than thought

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 9:37 am | GNS Science

A team of scientists from New Zealand, the United States, Italy, and Germany has determined that Antarctica’s large land-based ice sheets may be more vulnerable to increasing global temperatures than previously thought. More >>

Geologists to Probe Quake History of Northern Alpine Fault

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 2:11 pm | GNS Science

Geologists are planning to dig two trenches across the Alpine Fault at Springs Junction next week to study the rupture behaviour of the northern section of the fault. More >>

Scientists Pool Expertise to Obtain Image of Alpine Fault

Friday, 15 January 2016, 2:31 pm | GNS Science

Scientists and equipment from four countries have converged on the Whataroa Valley in South Westland this week to build an image of the Alpine Fault beneath the 900m-deep borehole that was drilled there in late 2014. More >>

Prized Maori cloaks to be reconnected to place of origin

Monday, 9 November 2015, 11:29 am | GNS Science

Scientists are planning to use geochemical fingerprinting to reveal the origin of prized Māori cloaks that currently have no known connection to a tribe or geographic region of New Zealand. More >>

GNS Science awarded four Marsden grants

Monday, 9 November 2015, 11:28 am | GNS Science

GNS Science researchers have won Marsden Fund support for four new projects worth a total of $2.5 million over the next three years in the latest round of the ideas-driven research fund announced this week. More >>

Scientists find formula for rate of glacial erosion

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:30 am | GNS Science

It’s a truism that mathematical relationships are present nearly everywhere in nature, probably more than we realise. The latest place they have turned up is on the underside of glaciers. More >>

Smart Modelling to Help with Aquifer Management

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 3:58 pm | GNS Science

Smart modelling techniques are going to provide the horsepower behind a range of new methods to improve the management of New Zealand’s aquifers. More >>

New Research Programme Aims to Lift Oil & Gas Exploration

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 2:51 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science has been awarded funding for a four-year research programme to improve the chances of finding oil and gas accumulations in New Zealand’s sedimentary basins. More >>

Joint Venture Sells Meat Scanner Software to Multi-National

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 11:13 am | GNS Science

Scanning technology that has advanced quality control in New Zealand’s red meat industry, saving millions of dollars a year, has been sold to the multi-national precision instrument-maker Mettler Toledo for an undisclosed sum. More >>

Ruapehu – an Explosive Past Makes for a Safer Future

Monday, 10 August 2015, 11:22 am | GNS Science

later this week for an event to mark the 20-year anniversary of Mt Ruapehu's 1995-96 eruptions. More >>

NZ and Philippines Co-Operate in Geothermal Energy

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 9:53 am | GNS Science

GNS Science and Philippine geothermal company Energy Development Corporation (EDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on geothermal energy developments in several countries. More >>

‘World First’ Drilling Project to Investigate Quakes

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 9:39 am | GNS Science

An international proposal to use scientific ocean drilling to investigate ‘silent earthquakes’ under the seafloor east of Gisborne has been scheduled for 2018 by the International Ocean Discovery Program. More >>

Resilience Challenge to Focus on Natural Hazards

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:30 am | GNS Science

The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge was formally launched this week ushering in a collaborative and holistic approach to building resilience to natural hazards in New Zealand. More >>

Quake Instruments to Be Retrieved After 12 Months

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 9:27 am | GNS Science

Scientists from the United States, Japan, and New Zealand will retrieve instruments from the seafloor near Poverty Bay over the next two weeks as part of a project to measure earthquake activity and movement of the seafloor where the Pacific Plate ... More >>

Tuesday’s Quake Unlikely to Affect the Alpine Fault

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 2:28 pm | GNS Science

Scientists believe this week’s magnitude 6.0 quake west of Arthur's Pass has not increased the chance of a rupture on the Alpine Fault, about 20km to the west of Tuesday’s epicentre. More >>

Taupo hosts international conference on volcanoes

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 11:26 am | GNS Science

Volcanoes in the central North Island will get star billing when volcanologists from all over the world gather in Taupo this weekend for a week-long conference on calderas (large collapsed volcanoes). More >>

Nanotechnology to help in electricity production

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 4:03 pm | GNS Science

Nanotechnology to help in electricity production New Zealand could tap into a global market worth billions of dollars by using nanotechnology to develop electrical generators that are efficient at converting ‘waste heat’ into electricity. More >>

Alpine Fault Drilling Project Moves into New Phase

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 1:43 pm | GNS Science

The multi-national Alpine Fault drilling project has moved to a new phase with a new drilling rig positioned over the borehole to take the probe to its target depth of 1.3km. More >>

Scientific Drilling Project Underway on Alpine Fault

Monday, 6 October 2014, 5:15 pm | GNS Science

An international team of scientists has started drilling a 1.3km-deep borehole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces. More >>



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