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New ‘disaster hub’ opens at Massey University’s Wellington campus - 12/08/2015

A one-stop shop for disaster risk reduction and emergency management was officially launched at Massey University’s Wellington Campus this week.
Disaster hub

Kiwi joint venture sells meat scanner software to multi-national - 12/08/2015

Scanning technology that has advanced quality control in New Zealand’s red meat industry, saving millions of dollars a year, has been sold to the multi-national precision instrument-maker Mettler Toledo for an undisclosed sum.

Ruapehu – an explosive past makes for a safer future - 10/08/2015

Scientists, emergency managers, conservation staff, iwi, and university students will gather at Whakapapa Village this week for an event to mark the 20-year anniversary of Mt Ruapehu's 1995-96 eruptions.

NZ and the Philippines ramp up co-operation in geothermal energy - 05/07/2015

GNS Science and Philippine geothermal company Energy Development Corporation (EDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on geothermal energy developments in several countries.

Brass plaque in capital acknowledges pioneer scientist and leader - 27/07/2015

A brass plaque celebrating the man who founded a brace of government entities 150 years ago was unveiled in downtown Wellington this week.

Isotope science helping in dog extinction study - 17/07/2015

Researchers are turning to isotope science to help unravel the mystery of why the Maori dog, the kuri, became extinct soon after Europeans arrived in New Zealand.

GNS Science signs geothermal cooperation agreement with Japanese company - 17/07/2015

GNS Science and a large Japanese energy and mining company signed a co-operation agreement this week that will see the two organisations working together on geothermal energy development.

Marine research boosted with NZ-Japan cooperation agreement - 16/07/2015

New Zealand and Japanese scientists will be working more closely on exploring the seafloor in New Zealand’s offshore territory following the signing of a cooperation agreement between GNS Science and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) this week

‘World first’ drilling project will investigate quakes off Gisborne coast - 06/07/2015

An international proposal to use scientific ocean drilling to investigate ‘silent earthquakes’ under the seafloor east of Gisborne has been scheduled for 2018 by the International Ocean Discovery Program.

Resilience Challenge gets the green light

The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge was formally launched this week ushering in a collaborative and holistic approach to dealing with natural hazards in New Zealand.