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Anniversary geological map hits the spot - 11/06/2015

A century and a half after the production of the first geological map of New Zealand, GNS Science has published what could be regarded as the ultimate update map – a new one to one million-scale geological map of the whole country.

World-first volcano risk assessment system wins accolade - 02/06/2015

A GNS Science-devised system to work out the cumulative annual risk of working on and near active volcanoes has won a national safety award.

Scientists uncover evidence of subduction quakes under central NZ - 19/05/2015

Scientists have found evidence that two large ‘subduction’ earthquakes occurred under central New Zealand in the past 1000 years.

GNS Science set to wow world geothermal event - 19/04/2015

GNS Science staff will join a large New Zealand contingent in Melbourne this week for the week-long World Geothermal Congress.

Funding boost will help joint science projects with iwi groups - 16/04/2015

GNS Science has won funding of $200,000 over the next two years from MBIE for two science projects specifically designed in collaboration with North Island iwi groups.

Anniversary backgrounder - GNS Science - 150 years of science - 02/04/2015

Prior to the Canterbury earthquakes, many people had not heard of GNS Science. But this month the organisation that helped the public understand the science of earthquakes turned 150 years old.

Scientists prepare ground for possible exploration of gas hydrates - 30/03/2015

A group of scientists from two Crown Research Institutes and two universities are part-way through a six-year research programme to better understand New Zealand's offshore deposits of gas hydrates.

The navy and sentry – a powerful combo for marine geology - 26/03/2015

Scientists investigating a large submarine volcano near Raoul Island have gained a better understanding of its formation and its hydrothermal venting

Scientists share their insights on the alpine fault - 24/03/2015

Scientists have underlined the importance of preparedness during a public presentation on the Alpine Fault at Franz Josef Glacier this week.

New geological timescale builds on decades of research - 20/03/2015

Scientists have produced an updated geological timescale for New Zealand going back 540 million years to a period known as the Cambrian.