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Scientists detect slow quake at Gisborne - 16/11/2004

Rapid Surface Motion Indicates a Slow Slip Event in Progress near Gisborne. The continuous GPS time series plots on the GeoNet web site show that a new episode of rapid deformation is taking place near Gisborne, on the Raukumara Peninsula in northeastern New Zealand.

Undersea exploration delivers treasure trove - 17/11/2004

The first ever manned submersible investigation of New Zealand's deep seafloor has produced a wealth of new knowledge about the geology and geochemistry of hot springs discharging from submarine volcanic vents and the unusual ecosystems found around them.

Scientists collect creatures from submarine volcano - 31/10/2004

Scientists from New Zealand and Japan have recovered a variety of deep-sea creatures while making the first-ever dive in a submersible into the crater of a seafloor volcano northeast of Bay of Plenty.

Scientists to explore NZ seafloor in deep-diving sub - 20/10/2004

Scientists from Japan and New Zealand will spend the next three weeks scientifically exploring submarine volcanoes and seafloor hot springs off the New Zealand coast in the world's deepest-diving submersible.

Tasman Glacier ice core drilling - 18/10/2004

Scientists from four countries will spend the next three weeks drilling a deep ice core from the top of the Tasman Glacier to find out what New Zealand's climate was like during the past 400 years. Glaciers store climate records - temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction - surprisingly well. The project will help in understanding Southern Hemisphere climate patterns over the past four centuries.

Scientists to explore NZ seafloor in deep-diving sub - 17/10/2004

Scientists from Japan and New Zealand will spend the next three weeks scientifically exploring submarine volcanoes and seafloor hot springs off the New Zealand coast in the world's deepest-diving submersible.

Scientists to probe seabed treasures - 23/09/2004

New Zealand and American scientists set off today on a three-week voyage on the deepwater research vessel Tangaroa to investigate submarine volcanoes in the Kermadec Arc, northeast of New Zealand.

New geological map demonstrates latest technology - 03/09/2004

A new geological map of the Murihiku area, including Stewart Island/Rakiura, shows the region in more detail than ever before. The map has been generated from a computer database using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, which means the map data can be updated regularly as new information comes to hand.

Major geological conference to come down under - 26/08/2004

Earth scientists in New Zealand and Australia this week celebrated a successful bid to host one of the world's major geological conferences in the region in 2012.

IT industry praises GNS databases - 22/07/2004

GNS has won industry recognition for creativity and innovation in the development and use of its geological databases.