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GNS Science awarded $11.2 million in MBIE funding for three new research projects - 13/09/2018

GNS Science has been awarded $11.2 million for three new multi-year research projects in the latest round of the Government’s Endeavour Fund, announced today.

Alpine Fault research the subject of special-issue of geology and geophysics journal - 11/09/2018

Landslides and surface fault ruptures could potentially cause blockages at more than 120 locations on South Island highways after a rupture of the Alpine Fault, according to a study.

New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind - 20/08/2018

A newly published geological map of Tongariro National Park brings new insights to the geological formation and volcanic history of this World Heritage Area.

Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami - 13/08/2018

A group of scientists is heading to the Chatham Islands this week to mark the 150th anniversary of New Zealand’s only documented fatal tsunami.

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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.

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Public meeting on Tsunami evacuation: Moera and Petone - Sept 12

GNS Science invites people who live or work in Petone, Moera or Seaview to come along to a workshop and contribute their local knowledge to help us improve tsunami evacuation modelling for your area. September 12th.

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