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Revised hazard posters for Mt Ruapehu 2020 – 12 June 2020

Collective release: Department of Conservation, GNS Science, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Ruapehu is an incredible winter playground, and as mountain users prepare for the 2020 season a revised set of hazard posters will help them know how to keep themselves safe on the volcano.

Government’s support for science sector crucial for NZ’s recovery - GNS Science - 03/06/20

Science and innovation will play a crucial role in New Zealand’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and GNS Science welcomes today’s announcement of additional support for the sector.

International recognition for GNS Science's research output - 05/05/2020

Cutting edge research and high-impact partnerships have cemented GNS Science’s position as a thought leader in earth and environmental sciences, recognised in the annual Nature Index.

Chance discovery finds ‘Goldilocks conditions’ needed for quakes to trigger a volcanic eruption - 04/04/2020

A chance discovery by researchers at GNS Science has shed light on why it is possible for an earthquake, in rare conditions, to trigger a volcanic eruption.

GNS Science is committed to putting the safety of our staff, communities and stakeholders first - 05/10/2020

We wanted to update you on our operations in light of the recent Covid-19 announcements. Updated 05/10/20

GNS Science continues to monitor NZ’s geological hazards during COVID-19 crisis - 23/03/2020

New Zealand’s four geohazard perils – earthquake, volcano, landslide and tsunami – are still being continuously monitored despite the COVID-19 pandemic, GNS Science says.

Moving mountains on the ocean floor may hold key to East Coast earthquakes - 04/03/2020

Earthquakes and slow slip events may be influenced by mountains on the ocean floor, or “seamounts”, according to new research co-authored by GNS Science.

Fossil leaves open window into Coromandel’s ancient climate - 21/02/2020

A rich treasure trove of information about Coromandel’s prehistoric vegetation and past climate has been uncovered near Whitianga.

Copper phone network may come up trumps in fault zone study - 09/02/2020

Scientists from New Zealand and Japan are collaborating with Chorus in a pilot project to investigate the subduction zone beneath the East Coast to learn more about its behaviour and the large earthquakes it can potentially produce.

Newly-identified fault system off Gisborne sheds more light on Hikurangi subduction zone - 28/01/2020

A newly-identified complex fault system north of Gisborne may shed new light on the risks of earthquakes and tsunami in the region, according to new research led by GNS Science.