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First glimpse of Pink Terraces in new Prime documentary - 29/05/2019

A new documentary series to be broadcast on Prime on Sunday 9 June will give audiences the first glimpse of the iconic Pink Terraces in more than a century.

GNS Science wins Vision Mātauranga funding for two new projects - 29/05/2019

Projects to revive land impacted by geothermal development near Reporoa and improve the land and water quality around Hokianga Harbour in the Far North have each received a $100,000 funding boost in the latest round of the Government’s Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund.

New Antarctic research “a big step forward” in predicting impacts of climate change - 29/05/2019

The Ross Ice Shelf holds the key to avoiding catastrophic sea-level rises as the planet warms – and new research will help scientists monitor its future health.

Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone - 21/05/2019

A new study has given scientists a better understanding of the way plate tectonic stresses build up and are dissipated on the Hikurangi subduction zone, east of the North Island.

Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature - 10/05/2019

A create-your-own tsunami tank and a ringside seat to the super-eruption that created Lake Taupō are among the GNS Science research showcased in Te Papa’s new nature zone Te Taiao | Nature.

GNS Science welcomes new energy development centre in Taranaki - 09/05/2019

GNS Science welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the establishment of a National New-Energy Development Centre in Taranaki.

School kids to unearth ‘hidden worlds’ at science camp - 01/05/2019

School students from Pahiatua and Dannevirke will soon get a glimpse into the fascinating geology of the Lower North Island with expert scientists during a two-week science camp run by GNS Science.

Science talks to showcase powerful Wairarapa geology - 24/04/2019

Tararua locals are invited to learn about the “powerful” geology of the Wairarapa region in two free public talks presented by scientists from GNS Science.

Plaque marking centre of New Zealand’s territory installed near Greytown - 18/04/2019

A plaque marking the geographic centre of New Zealand‘s Extended Continental Shelf has been erected in the Tararua Ranges, 11km northwest of the Wairarapa town of Greytown.

Scientists get clearer picture of past earthquakes on the Hikurangi subduction zone - 17/04/2019

A fuller picture of earthquakes along New Zealand’s largest fault will help scientists more accurately assess hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone.