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Plaque marking centre of New Zealand’s territory installed near Greytown - 18/04/2019

A plaque marking the geographic centre of New Zealand‘s Extended Continental Shelf has been erected in the Tararua Ranges, 11km northwest of the Wairarapa town of Greytown.

Scientists get clearer picture of past earthquakes on the Hikurangi subduction zone - 17/04/2019

A fuller picture of earthquakes along New Zealand’s largest fault will help scientists more accurately assess hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone.

Novel electromagnetic survey in lakes to build better picture of underground heat - 01/04/2019

A novel electromagnetic survey of lakes in the Rotorua region will help scientists build a more complete picture of geothermal resources and volcanic hazards under the Bay of Plenty.

East Coast quake research aims to build CAT scan of Hikurangi fault - 25/02/2019

A 100-kilometre long array of earthquake sensors on the Raukumara Peninsula will help scientists build a clearer picture of New Zealand’s most dangerous fault line.

Robots help scientists study hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone - 19/02/2019

An underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called Jason is helping an international team of scientists study the Hikurangi subduction zone, where the Pacific Plate dives down beneath the east coast of the North Island.

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Life after a quake

Scientists are asking people to complete an online survey as part of research into the performance of buildings and infrastructure during earthquakes and how people and businesses were affected.

Taking our geoscience to our communities 28/08/2018

A hugely successful public meeting in Blenheim last year has spurred on the Marlborough District Council to holding a follow up event this week on the latest earthquake research as part of the South Island Annual Civil Defence meeting.

Supervolcano lessons a hit for Hilltop students - 15/08/2018

Scientist Dr Ben Payne from GNS Science was slightly apprehensive when he entered Room 8 at Hilltop School in Taupo last Wednesday. He was there to run an outreach programme with students as a pilot study for an education component of a research project.

Scientists from 20 countries gather to discuss earthquake geology

Science update, 28 November 2017 - Around the first anniversary of the 2016 M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, GNS Science hosted 130 geologists from around the world at a meeting focused on the latest research and advances in earthquake geology. Earthquake geology is a discipline that uses the geological record and landscape features to understand the size and frequency of past large earthquakes.

Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference

Occurring March 26 – 28th 2018 the Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference – AEIC2018 - will be held here in Wellington, New Zealand in a stimulating environment in the central city where attendees will be able to engage on a wide variety of environmental applications of isotopes whilst enjoying the buzz of the surrounding city and harbour.

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