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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.

BOP quake swarm tailing off, scientists say - 19/07/2004

Scientists monitoring the swarm of earthquakes in the Bay of Plenty say they appear to be tailing off.

GNS joins greenhouse gas technology group - 29/06/2004

Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS) has formed a consortium with coal producer Solid Energy and electricity generator Genesis Power to investigate ways of burying carbon dioxide produced from the use of fossil fuels.

10.5 puts myth and fantasy ahead of facts - 03/06/2004

A mini-series screening on TV2 this weekend about a massive earthquake on the west coast of the United States contains a number of exaggerations and fallacies.

Pink dinosaur becomes global celebrity - 27/05/2004

The little pink mascot that suddenly appeared on the White Island volcano-cam this month has turned into a global phenomenon.

Natural hazard scientist wins Zonta award - 26/05/2004

A scientist who describes her work as a "dream job" has won the 2004 Zonta Science Award. Ursula Cochran says her investigations of past earthquakes, tsunamis, and climate events in New Zealand is the perfect job package.

Seismic stress may be changing under Wellington - 26/05/2004

Unusual surface movement measured in the hills behind Paekakariki over the past year could be linked to the recent swarm of earthquakes near Upper Hutt, scientists say.