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Year-long seafloor scientific investigation off NZ coast to start next year - 30/05/2016

Scientists from across the world will come to New Zealand in 2017 and 2018 to participate in a series of unprecedented investigations into the seafloor using a specially designed scientific drilling ship.

GNS Science pair line up for 2016 Tech Valley Awards - 27/05/2016

 Two researchers at GNS Science have been named as finalists in the 2016 Technology Valley Awards.

Three Unlocking Curious Minds projects for GNS Science - 20/05/2016

GNS Science has won a total of $127,000 for three projects in the 2016 round of the government’s Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund.

Research shows Kerepehi Fault more complex than previously thought - 12/05/2015

New research on the Kerepehi fault, which runs for about 80km between Matamata and north into the Firth of Thames, has revealed the fault is more complex than previously thought.

New findings help in understanding offshore quake threat - 06/05/2016

Scientists have found that slow-motion earthquakes or ‘slow-slip events’ can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes.

High publication ranking for GNS Science - 22/04/2016

GNS Science is celebrating being the top non-university publisher of peer-reviewed science in New Zealand

Geologists probe fault near Dunedin to improve knowledge of its past behaviour - 22/04/2016

Geologists working to improve the understanding of Dunedin’s potential exposure to earthquakes have opened up a fault south of the city in a bid to find out about its past rupture behaviour.

Multi-pronged investigation lays out the latest word on Lake Rotomahana - 10/04/2016

A multi-year study of the volcanic plumbing under Lake Rotomahana near Rotorua has provided scientists with the clearest view yet of the impact on the lake and its geothermal systems following the Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886.

Scientists investigate seafloor landslides off the North Island's East Coast - 31/03/2016

A German research ship, Sonne, is undertaking a four-week voyage off the Poverty Bay and Hawke's Bay coast investigating the geology of the seafloor with a particular focus on areas of the seafloor that move like landslides.

New data resource to help in the search for oil and gas - 21/03/2016

Oil and gas exploration companies can expect the first instalment of several new map-based geological data products in the second half of this year that will help to pinpoint prospective areas in New Zealand’s offshore territory.