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Analytical techniques focus for conference - 22/11/2005

About 80 scientists and students from Australia and New Zealand are in Wellington this week to discuss analytical techniques using atomic particles across a range of areas from environmental sciences to medicine to nanotechnology.

NZ geologist to join Pakistan quake team - 11/11/2005

A New Zealand geologist will join a team of international scientists this week to study the engineering effects of the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that occurred in Pakistan in early October.

New brand for crown research institute - 19/10/2005

The Crown Research Institute formerly known as Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited has shortened its name to GNS Science.

Many changes made since Ruapehu's 95-96 eruptions - 12/10/2005

Ten years ago New Zealand got world media attention when Mt Ruapehu started a series of spectacular eruptions through its Crater Lake. Remarkably, there were no deaths or serious injuries given that the eruptions coincided with the ski season.

Anniversary event to focus on Ruapehu's 95-96 eruptions - 11/10/2005

Scientists, emergency managers, public, the media, and university students will gather at Whakapapa Village this weekend for an anniversary event to discuss the lessons learnt from Mt Ruapehu's eruptions 10 years ago.

New map updates knowledge of Waikato's geology - 30/08/2005

A new geological map of the Waikato area shows the region in more detail than ever before. It replaces geological maps of the area, published in the 1960s, and combines a large amount of published and unpublished material, plus new research, to produce a valuable resource about Waikato geology. It is published by Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS).

Slow earthquakes pushing NZ out of shape - 05/08/2005

Slow, silent earthquakes occurring deep under New Zealand are pushing parts of the lower North Island out of shape, scientists say.

Allan Freeth joins GNS board - 05/08/2005

Allan Freeth has joined the board of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS).

Funding boost for geological hazard monitoring system - 27/06/2005

The Earthquake Commission’s commitment of an extra $3 million a year to GeoNet, New Zealand’s geological hazard monitoring system, will improve the country’s ability to recover from major natural disasters, says Commission Chairman Neville Young.

New options opening for geothermal energy - 17/06/2005

Advances in technology may enable some geothermal fields to double their present energy output, according to scientists at Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS).