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The power and versatility of environmental isotopes - 02/03/2009

Veteran multi-sport athlete Mike Sim believes his new job as a business development manager with a government-owned science organisation is a perfect fit for someone who likes to be analytical and is always looking for better ways of doing things.

Scientists to probe offshore volcanoes from US ship - 27/02/2009

Scientists from New Zealand and the United States will spend the next two weeks investigating three active submarine volcanoes in the Kermadec Arc, northeast of New Zealand.

Spa-like seawater conditions 50 million years ago, scientists find - 24/02/2009

If you lived in New Zealand 50 million years ago, you would have been able to enjoy a hot swim in the sea all year round, scientists have found.

Scholarship winner probes the central North Island - 24/02/2009

Volcanoes and active faults in the central North Island will be the focus for the next three years for PhD student Hannu Seebeck.

GNS Science hits milestone with sale of software - 18/12/2008

Crown Research Institute GNS Science has reached a milestone by selling its seismic processing software to international processing provider, Spectrum Geo Limited.

Staying well in Wellington, come hell or high water - 17/11/2008

Healthy attitudes can play a key role in the way people recover from an earthquake or tsunami. A visiting researcher at the Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research is undertaking a mail survey of people living in the eastern suburbs of Wellington to determine the knowledge of and attitudes to natural disasters and emergency preparedness.

Project to focus on risk from volcanoes in Auckland - 06/11/2008

A major research project is underway to improve the understanding of the vulnerability of the Auckland region to volcanic eruptions.

New Te Papa attraction offers stunning deep-sea ride - 26/09/2008

Exploring New Zealand's deep sea territory has become accessible to everyone with Te Papa opening a new attraction that takes visitors on a virtual ride to the bottom of the sea to hunt for submarine volcanoes.

Scientists to probe mysterious demise of Easter Islanders - 25/09/2008

A New Zealand-led group of scientists plans to use sophisticated analytical techniques to try and solve the mystery of the sudden collapse of the population on Easter Island in pre-European times.

Something for everyone in superb new earth science book - 11/09/2008

A Continent on the Move is published by the Geological Society of New Zealand in association with government-owned research and consultancy organisation GNS Science. Billed as the most comprehensive book on New Zealand geoscience in several decades, it explores the dynamic features of the New Zealand landscape and the submerged realm of the continent of Zealandia.