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Science organisations set up Natural Hazards Centre - 18/09/2002

Two Crown Research Institutes have joined forces to set up a new Natural Hazards Centre, which will bring all New Zealand's natural hazards under the one banner.

New Waitaki map crosses provincial lines - 25/06/2002

A new geological map of the Waitaki area shows the region in more detail than ever before.

New monitoring network will be world-class - 19/06/2002

Measuring the forces building up under New Zealand is the focus of the GeoNet project - a 10-year, $80 million programme to upgrade and sustain the equipment that monitors earthquakes and volcanoes in New Zealand.

Taupo rising and falling faster than other parts of NZ - 06/06/2002

Parts of the Taupo region have risen and fallen by up to 7 centimetres over 10 years, scientists have found in a long-term study of the area.

Scientists find new submarine hot springs - 16/05/2002

New Zealand, American, and Japanese scientists have found new submarine hot springs northeast of New Zealand.
Using new equipment deployed from the research ship Tangaroa, they spent the past fortnight investigating 13 newly mapped submarine volcanoes and six smaller cones for seabed thermal activity.

New map rich in history as well as latest techonology - 16/05/2002

A new geological map of the Auckland area shows the region in more detail than ever before.

Researchers hunt for rare seafloor hot springs - 01/05/2002

New Zealand, American, and Japanese scientists will this week begin a two-week voyage to probe seabed thermal activity around 11 newly-mapped submarine volcanoes between the Bay of Plenty and the Kermadec Islands.

New GNS statement of intent online - 26/04/2002

GNS Science is a research Institute owned by the New Zealand Government and incorporated on 1 July 1992.

Antarctic knowledge-gap needs to be filled - scientist - 21/03/2002

This week's report of the latest collapse of Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica is a timely reminder that little is known about the behaviour of the Antarctic ice sheets and ice shelves and their role in global climate change, a New Zealand scientist said today.

Big quakes of 2001 too deep or too distant to cause damage - 09/01/2002

New Zealand was hit by at least six potentially damaging earthquakes in 2001, but they were either too distant from population centres or too deep to cause harm, the GNS Science Limited (GNS) said today.