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Boxing Day 2004 Asian tsunami link - 26/12/2004

Due to the constantly changing nature of events concerning the Asian Tsunami, GNS recommends http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ 2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake as the best resource for information on the tsunami.

Large offshore quake felt widely in South Island - 24/11/2004

A large earthquake that occurred under the sea southwest of Invercargill this morning was felt throughout much of the lower half of the South Island.

Scientists record a second slow quake near Gisborne - 18/11/2004

Scientists have recorded what they call a 'slow earthquake' near Gisborne - the second time this unusual phenomenon has been observed at Gisborne in the past two years.

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.