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Bone find shows largest dinosaur lived in NZ - 24/06/2008

A fossil hunter has discovered that one of the largest known dinosaurs, a titanosaurid, almost certainly roamed New Zealand about 80 million years ago.

Rare seafloor chimney on display at Te Papa - 23/06/2008

A rare deep-sea volcanic structure lined with shiny metallic minerals has gone on display at Te Papa.

Push for wider use of low temperature geothermal energy - 10/06/2008

New Zealanders will have more opportunity to use heat energy drawn directly from the ground in the future as a result of research being led by GNS Science.

Natural hazard planner wins joint Zonta/building research award - 28/05/2008

Natural hazards planner Wendy Saunders is a person worth getting to know in a disaster.

New gauge part of tsunami monitoring network - 20/05/2008

A sea-level gauge installed at the Port of Tauranga this week will form part of a national network of gauges for monitoring tsunamis, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and GNS Science announced today.

GNS Science wins Qantas Media Award for it's website - 10/05/2008

GNS Science has won a Qantas Media Award in the Website Public Information category. The award was presented in Auckland this week.

Borehole instrument boosts earthquake monitoring in Auckland - 09/05/2008

A new borehole earthquake recorder installed by GNS Science will boost earthquake and volcano monitoring capability in the Auckland region.

Natural hazards in 2007: busy and expensive - 02/05/2008

2007 was one of the most costly years on record for natural hazards, according to the annual review of natural hazards from the National Hazards Centre.

Geologists find buried volcano inside Panmure Basin - 22/02/2008

Geologists have found a buried volcano inside Panmure Basin, which is the mouth of a volcano that erupted about 28,000 years ago. It is extremely rare for two eruptions to have occurred at the same site in the Auckland Volcanic Field.

New science organisation launched at Parliament - 19/02/2008

“Making the link between science and the ability of New Zealanders to have choices for themselves, their families and communities, is a key task for Science New Zealand,” says its foundation Chair, Dr Alex Malahoff, chief executive of GNS Science, a Crown Research Institute.