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Scientists plan deep drill probe in Alpine Fault - 24/06/2014

A New Zealand-led international science team is planning to drill a 1.3km-deep hole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island later this year to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces.

Dinosaur-era fossil found in northern Hawke’s Bay - 12/06/2014

Paleontologists have found one of New Zealand’s largest ammonite fossils in a streambed in northern Hawke’s Bay.

NZ and the Philippines to work together on geothermal development - 06/06/2014

GNS Science and Philippine geothermal company Energy Development Corporation (EDC) have signed an agreement that will see the two organisations working together on geothermal developments in a number of countries.

Dinosaur footprints set to tour NZ - 26/05/2014

An exhibition of 70-million-year-old dinosaur footprints found near Nelson starts a two-year tour of New Zealand museums next month.

Earthquake instruments to be put on the seafloor in poverty bay - 12/05/2014

A group of international scientists will place instruments on the seafloor near Poverty Bay during the next 10 days to measure earthquake activity and movement of the seafloor where the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates meet.

GNS Science and Bay of Plenty Iwi sign cooperative agreement - 15/04/2014

GNS Science and Bay of Plenty iwi Ngati Rangiwewehi have signed an agreement to work together on earth science and environmental issues in the wider Rotorua region.

Scientists gather to focus on nuclear technology cooperation - 31/03/2014

Nearly 50 representatives from 20 countries of the Asia and Pacific region and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are in Wellington this week to discuss cooperation and promotion of the many peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

NZ and Japan to work together on hazards research - 11/03/2014

GNS Science and Hokkaido University have signed an agreement to work together on natural hazards.

Scientists probe Lake Rotomahana's volcanic heat engine - 05/03/2014

The scientists who found remnants of the Pink and White Terraces under Lake Rotomahana two years ago are back at the lake this week measuring its geothermal heat output.

Visiting Russian scientists delve into permian era - 04/03/2014

Russian scientists have come to New Zealand to examine our fossilised bivalves in a bid to better understand conditions on Earth 260 million years ago.