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Natural hazards research gets new funding structure - 07/08/2009

Public good research into natural hazards moved to a new footing this week with the announcement by Government of a new funding arrangement.

Earth science book wins in Montana Awards - 31/07/2009

A book co-published by GNS Science and the Geological Society of New Zealand has won the environment category of the 2009 Montana Book Awards.

New map of Christchurch, Canterbury Plains and Chatham Islands - 06/07/2009

A new geological map covering the Christchurch City, Canterbury Plains and the Chatham Islands has been completed by a team of geologists following six years of fieldwork.

New geological map of Taranaki-Central North Island - 06/07/2009

A new geological map covering the Taranaki and Central North Island area has been completed by a team of geologists following six years of fieldwork.

Minimising natural hazard impact in Vietnam - 03/07/2009

With support from NZAID, GNS Science, a Crown research institute, has recently completed a two-year project that aims to minimise the impact of earthquakes and tsunamis in Viet Nam. Such natural hazard events, although infrequent, leave developing communities particularly vulnerable to poverty.

New alliance boosts Antarctic and climate research - 23/06/2009

Three New Zealand organisations today signed an agreement to expand collaborative research to help unlock the secrets of Antarctica’s past climate and its influence on planet Earth.

New test can tell eggs apart - 15/06/2009

A New Zealand researcher has developed a scientific technique to identify the difference between eggs from caged hens and those from free-range and organically raised hens.

Earth science book a finalist in Montana Awards - 10/06/2009

A book co-published by GNS Science and the Geological Society of New Zealand has been selected as a finalist in the 2009 Montana Book Awards.

Scientists to collect climate records from glaciers - 10/06/2009

Scientists from three countries will camp out high in Mt Cook National Park for the next three weeks collecting ice cores from glaciers for climate research.

Weather extremes dominate natural hazards in 2008 - 15/05/2009

The recent wild weather continues a trend that saw storms rack up record amounts of property damage in 2008.