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Latest releases from our newsroom

Fossil exhibition tour extends to nine venues - 04/08/2008

The major national exhibition NZ Fossils: Dead Precious!, launched in October 2007, has attracted 36,000 visitors in the first eight months of its New Zealand tour.

Scientists plan to drill into fault to study earthquakes - 21/07/2008

A New Zealand-led consortium of scientists is planning to drill into the Alpine Fault in the South Island so they can learn more about earthquakes and how the fault operates.

New test to verify organic vegetables - 03/07/2008

A senior researcher at GNS Science is using a novel test that can verify if vegetables in the supermarket have been grown organically.

Bone find shows largest dinosaur lived in NZ - 24/06/2008

A fossil hunter has discovered that one of the largest known dinosaurs, a titanosaurid, almost certainly roamed New Zealand about 80 million years ago.

Rare seafloor chimney on display at Te Papa - 23/06/2008

A rare deep-sea volcanic structure lined with shiny metallic minerals has gone on display at Te Papa.

Push for wider use of low temperature geothermal energy - 10/06/2008

New Zealanders will have more opportunity to use heat energy drawn directly from the ground in the future as a result of research being led by GNS Science.

Natural hazard planner wins joint Zonta/building research award - 28/05/2008

Natural hazards planner Wendy Saunders is a person worth getting to know in a disaster.

New gauge part of tsunami monitoring network - 20/05/2008

A sea-level gauge installed at the Port of Tauranga this week will form part of a national network of gauges for monitoring tsunamis, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and GNS Science announced today.

GNS Science wins Qantas Media Award for it's website - 10/05/2008

GNS Science has won a Qantas Media Award in the Website Public Information category. The award was presented in Auckland this week.

Borehole instrument boosts earthquake monitoring in Auckland - 09/05/2008

A new borehole earthquake recorder installed by GNS Science will boost earthquake and volcano monitoring capability in the Auckland region.