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New Zealand, German, American, Australian and Japanese scientists have returned from a six-week voyage probing the Kermadec Arc where they discovered several new submarine volcanoes.
Last November's magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake produced the strongest ground shaking ever recorded for an earthquake in New Zealand, according to new research out this week.
Crown Research Institute GNS Science is taking its geothermal expertise to Taiwan in May where it will jointly host a three-day workshop on the challenges of developing geothermal energy.
Air monitoring work by GNS Science has found that atmospheric concentrations of lead peak during winter in New Zealand urban centres.
Last November's magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake was so complex and unusual that it is likely to lead to changes in the way scientists think about earthquake hazards in plate boundary zones worldwide, a new study says.
Recently published research from GNS Science and Victoria University of Wellington has provided a unique insight into the hydrological effects of earthquakes in New Zealand.
Understanding the possible impacts of a volcanic eruption in Auckland is one of the first steps in preparing the city to survive and even thrive after such an event, scientists said today.
From the wilderness of Fiordland comes more clues about the behaviour of New Zealand’s longest onshore fault – the Alpine Fault.
New Zealand is not just a few small islands at the bottom of the world. It is actually part of a fairly large continent 94% of which is under the sea.
Scientists produce NZ’s first 34 million year land-based climate record based on fossil tree pollen - 01/02/2017
More than 2000 samples of fossilised tree pollen stored in Lower Hutt are helping scientists get a fuller picture of southern latitude climate over the past 34 million years covering a period when New Zealand was six to eight degrees Celsius warmer than today.