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10th anniversary of the magnitude 7.1 Darfield earthquake in Canterbury

This Friday marks the tenth anniversary of the magnitude 7.1 Darfield earthquake in Canterbury.  Former leader of the Natural Hazards and Risks Theme at GNS Science, Dr Kelvin Berryman, offers some thoughts on the earthquake and its ramifications.   

Revision of the science model for future earthquake shaking in New Zealand, 6/08/2020

A scientific model that estimates the likelihood and strength of earthquake shaking in different parts of New Zealand is being revised to reflect the latest research knowledge.

New geological maps help Hawke’s Bay plan for resilient, thriving future - 05/08/2020

A series of research findings from GNS Science will include a new detailed geological map of the Napier-Hastings urban area – the first for that area for half a century.

GNS Science renews MOU with Japan's JOGMEC - 29/07/20

Recognising the important role geothermal energy plays in both New Zealand and Japan, GNS Science is delighted to renew its Memorandum of Understanding with the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC).

Ground-breaking climate change collaboration awarded PM’s Science Prize - 30/06/20

GNS Science is proud to be part of the Melting Ice & Rising Seas Team that has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Prize.

“Nice surprises” in Dunedin groundwater research - 29/06/2020

GNS Science experts report “a few nice surprises” after a year of groundwater monitoring – one of the first steps needed to fully understand Dunedin’s vulnerability to sea-level rise and flooding.

New maps and website give fresh insights into NZ continent - 22/06/2020

Two maps and a website released by GNS Science this week give insights into the amazing forces that shaped Aotearoa New Zealand and the mostly submerged continent that lies beneath our feet.