Latest releases from our newsroom
A brass plaque celebrating the man who founded a brace of government entities 150 years ago was unveiled in downtown Wellington this week.
Researchers are turning to isotope science to help unravel the mystery of why the Maori dog, the kuri, became extinct soon after Europeans arrived in New Zealand.
GNS Science and a large Japanese energy and mining company signed a co-operation agreement this week that will see the two organisations working together on geothermal energy development.
New Zealand and Japanese scientists will be working more closely on exploring the seafloor in New Zealand’s offshore territory following the signing of a cooperation agreement between GNS Science and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) this week
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.
The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge was formally launched this week ushering in a collaborative and holistic approach to dealing with natural hazards in New Zealand.
A new permanent artwork in the foyer of GNS Science’s Lower Hutt headquarters marks the contributions that scientists made to understanding the Canterbury earthquake sequence.
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 is being thrust under or 'subducted' beneath the eastern North Island.
Hands-on science learning for primary-aged students is about to get a boost thanks to a joint initiative involving GNS Science and Hutt City Libraries.
A century and a half after the production of the first geological map of New Zealand, GNS Science has published what could be regarded as the ultimate update map – a new one to one million-scale geological map of the whole country.