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Research shows Kerepehi Fault more complex than previously thought - 12/05/2015

New research on the Kerepehi fault, which runs for about 80km between Matamata and north into the Firth of Thames, has revealed the fault is more complex than previously thought.

New findings help in understanding offshore quake threat - 06/05/2016

Scientists have found that slow-motion earthquakes or ‘slow-slip events’ can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes.

High publication ranking for GNS Science - 22/04/2016

GNS Science is celebrating being the top non-university publisher of peer-reviewed science in New Zealand

Geologists probe fault near Dunedin to improve knowledge of its past behaviour - 22/04/2016

Geologists working to improve the understanding of Dunedin’s potential exposure to earthquakes have opened up a fault south of the city in a bid to find out about its past rupture behaviour.

Multi-pronged investigation lays out the latest word on Lake Rotomahana - 10/04/2016

A multi-year study of the volcanic plumbing under Lake Rotomahana near Rotorua has provided scientists with the clearest view yet of the impact on the lake and its geothermal systems following the Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886.

Scientists investigate seafloor landslides off the North Island's East Coast - 31/03/2016

A German research ship, Sonne, is undertaking a four-week voyage off the Poverty Bay and Hawke's Bay coast investigating the geology of the seafloor with a particular focus on areas of the seafloor that move like landslides.

New data resource to help in the search for oil and gas - 21/03/2016

Oil and gas exploration companies can expect the first instalment of several new map-based geological data products in the second half of this year that will help to pinpoint prospective areas in New Zealand’s offshore territory.

Teacher event at GNS Science helps to inspire tomorrow's scientists - 16/03/2016

Forty science teachers from Lower Hutt spent an afternoon at GNS Science’s National Isotope Centre this week learning about activities and resources they can use in their classrooms to get students more engaged in science.

Scientists to share earth science knowledge at marae-based learning event - 15/03/2016

Scientists will spend three days at the Kohunui Marae at Pirinoa, south Wairarapa, this week exploring knowledge of earth science and related environmental issues with members of the local iwi.

Antarctica’s ice sheets more sensitive to climate change than previously thought - 23/02/2016

A team of scientists from New Zealand, the United States, Italy, and Germany has determined that Antarctica’s large land-based ice sheets may be more vulnerable to increasing global temperatures than previously thought.