Latest releases from our newsroom
Scientists drilling into the Orakei Basin in Auckland have found the Orakei volcano is probably three times as old as previously thought.
A German research ship with a multi-national crew of scientists sets off from Wellington this week for a three-month study of New Zealand’s ocean floor.A focus of the project is to learn more about gas hydrates - deposits of frozen methane beneath the sea floor off the North Island’s east coast between Cook Strait and East Cape.
A New Zealand-led team of international scientists has reached a milestone in Antarctica by drilling to a record depth of 1050m into the seabed below the Ross Ice Shelf.
A major research project is underway to improve the understanding of the vulnerability of the Wellington region to large earthquakes.
Researchers from GNS Science and Massey University’s Volcanic Risk Solutions installed a set of lahar-measuring equipment on Mount Ruapehu this week.
Kiwi ingenuity will be at the forefront when a large multi-national drilling project to investigate Antarctica’s past climate gets underway this month.
A new research centre established by Massey University and Crown Research Institute, GNS Science, aims to prepare New Zealand better for natural disasters.
A group of New Zealand engineers and scientists has gone to Indonesia to study the impact of the recent tsunami in Java on buildings and other structures.
A major national exhibition on fossils is set to tour New Zealand from late 2007. Designed for audiences of all ages, it will tell a unique New Zealand story and will tour through museums and science centres for two years.
A New Zealand engineering geologist leaves for Indonesia this weekend to see how New Zealand expertise can be used in recovery projects following the Yogyakarta earthquake in May.