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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.

Dangerously unpredictable weather will worsen unless global action taken, NZ-led research shows

Extreme and unpredictable weather seen around the world in 2019 will get worse as ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica continue to melt, according to an international research collaboration published in Nature today – and global government policy needs urgent review to prevent dangerous consequences.

Boost for efforts to reduce urban fossil fuel emissions - 16/01/2019

Better carbon emission measures will help cities work out how well they’re fighting against climate change, scientists say – and what impact government policies have.

Antarctic Ice Sheet under threat - 14/01/2019

The Antarctic Ice Sheet is under threat – and urgent action is needed to cut emissions, according to new research led by New Zealand and US scientists.