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Blank area of ocean floor gets a good going over - 17/03/1999

French and New Zealand scientists are to spend the next 10 days studying an area of ocean floor off Northland which they describe as one of the least understood parts of the south west Pacific.

Volcanologist wins top overseas job - 16/03/1999

New Zealand scientist Bruce Houghton has been appointed to one of the world’s most prestigious positions in volcanology -- professor of volcanology at the University of Hawaii.

Scientists study NZ's undersea volcanoes - 03/03/1999

New Zealand and American scientists are to spend the next two weeks exploring 10 submarine volcanoes northeast of White Island.

Institute recruits top oceanographer - 17/02/1999

The Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS), has recruited one of the world leading oceanographers to help study the geochemistry of the southern oceans, and the seafloor off New Zealand coast.

Scientists study frozen seafloor 'energy' deposits - 17/02/1999

A group of Wellington scientists is studying frozen seafloor deposits that could become an important energy resource in the 21st century.

1998: A summary of the earthquakes - 06/01/1999

New Zealand was fortunate to avoid a large damaging earthquake in 1998, but moderate-sized events occurred, including several in places where we usually record few earthquakes.

Holy (tagged) mackerel, a bonus for fishers - 05/12/1998

A large-scale fish tagging programme in Peru could see some New Zealanders being introduced to Peru's national drink - pisco sour.

GNS nearly doubles its annual profit - 27/10/1998

The Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited has almost doubled its after-tax profit to $1,032,000 for the year to June 30. Last year's after-tax profit was $564,000.

Physical evidence of the 17th July tsunami - 07/10/1998

A tsunami with wave heights locally exceeding 15 m was generated by a Ms 7.1 earthquake on 17th July 1998, near Sissano Lagoon, on the northwestern coast of Papua New Guinea.

GNS radiocarbon specialist wins top science award - 06/10/1998

A scientist who played a leading role in building the Southern Hemisphere's first accelerator mass spectrometer has won New Zealand's top science award.