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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.

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.