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Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature - 10/05/2019

A create-your-own tsunami tank and a ringside seat to the super-eruption that created Lake Taupō are among the GNS Science research showcased in Te Papa’s new nature zone Te Taiao | Nature.

GNS Science welcomes new energy development centre in Taranaki - 09/05/2019

GNS Science welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the establishment of a National New-Energy Development Centre in Taranaki.

School kids to unearth ‘hidden worlds’ at science camp - 01/05/2019

School students from Pahiatua and Dannevirke will soon get a glimpse into the fascinating geology of the Lower North Island with expert scientists during a two-week science camp run by GNS Science.

Science talks to showcase powerful Wairarapa geology - 24/04/2019

Tararua locals are invited to learn about the “powerful” geology of the Wairarapa region in two free public talks presented by scientists from GNS Science.

Plaque marking centre of New Zealand’s territory installed near Greytown - 18/04/2019

A plaque marking the geographic centre of New Zealand‘s Extended Continental Shelf has been erected in the Tararua Ranges, 11km northwest of the Wairarapa town of Greytown.

Scientists get clearer picture of past earthquakes on the Hikurangi subduction zone - 17/04/2019

A fuller picture of earthquakes along New Zealand’s largest fault will help scientists more accurately assess hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone.

Novel electromagnetic survey in lakes to build better picture of underground heat - 01/04/2019

A novel electromagnetic survey of lakes in the Rotorua region will help scientists build a more complete picture of geothermal resources and volcanic hazards under the Bay of Plenty.

East Coast quake research aims to build CAT scan of Hikurangi fault - 25/02/2019

A 100-kilometre long array of earthquake sensors on the Raukumara Peninsula will help scientists build a clearer picture of New Zealand’s most dangerous fault line.

Robots help scientists study hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone - 19/02/2019

An underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called Jason is helping an international team of scientists study the Hikurangi subduction zone, where the Pacific Plate dives down beneath the east coast of the North Island.

Scientists pin down cause of unusual Kaikōura earthquake recording - 07/02/2019

A bouncing concrete foundation in a farm implement shed has been found to be the reason for an anomalously high ground-shaking recording made during the magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake in November 2016.