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Fossil exhibition to tour New Zealand museums - 09/10/2007

A major exhibition on New Zealand fossils – some dating back 500 million years – starts a three-year tour of New Zealand museums this week. Called NZ Fossils: Dead Precious! it showcases New Zealand fossils as indicators and predictors of climate change, evolution, natural disasters, and resources such as mineral deposits and oil and gas.

Southern ocean quake biggest shallow quake since 1930s - 02/10/2007

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake that occurred in the Southern Ocean on Sunday evening did not produce a significant tsunami, despite initial concerns that it might have.

Ruapehu erupts - 26/09/2007

Mt Ruapehu erupted at approximately 8:23pm 25th September 2007, producing two lahars and a steam cloud that reached as high as 15,000 feet.

GNS Science wins funding for three new science projects - 07/09/2007

GNS Science has won funding of $2.16 million from the Marsden Fund for three new science projects.

Alex Malahoff leads govt science group - 03/09/2007

Dr Alex Malahoff, chief executive of GNS Science, has been elected President of the Association of Crown Research Institutes (ACRI). He succeeds Dr Warren Parker, chief executive of Landcare Research.

GeoNet wins website award - 06/08/2007

The high all-round quality of our GeoNet website has been recognised in the annual Computerworld Excellence Awards.

Geothermal energy looks to contribute more - 18/07/2007

Geothermal energy looks set to contribute more electricity to the national grid thanks to research initiatives aimed at increasing production from New Zealand’s geothermal areas.

New coordinator for NZ-German science relationships - 07/06/2007

Helping the blossoming New Zealand-Germany science relationship grow even stronger is the goal of Wellington’s Dr Frank Bruhn, New Zealand’s new science representative in Germany.

Northland's billion dollar mining sector untapped - 31/05/2007

Northland has a billion dollar mineral potential that could significantly boost employment and regional prosperity in the region, according to a new study.The study, conducted by GNS Science and the NZ Institute of Economic Research, has revealed that $28 billion of non-metallic and $5.2 billion of metallic mineral deposits are potentially present in the region. It is the first study of its type in New Zealand.

Head of science company honoured at business awards - 10/05/2007

The Chief Executive of GNS Science, Alex Malahoff, received a special honour at the annual Wellington Region Gold Awards this week.