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More than a quake a day makes 2005 average - seismologists say - 01/01/2006

Seismologists today described 2005 as an average year for earthquakes in New Zealand, with two quakes bigger than magnitude 6.0, and 24 between magnitude 5.0 and 5.9.

Postgraduate degree in petroleum geoscience launched - 02/12/2005

Victoria University of Wellington and GNS Science have joined forces to offer New Zealand’s first postgraduate degree in petroleum geoscience.

Rare Auckland quake probably relieving tension - 30/11/2005

Seismologists are describing a series of small earthquakes under Waiheke Island today as rare but not unexpected.

Analytical techniques focus for conference - 22/11/2005

About 80 scientists and students from Australia and New Zealand are in Wellington this week to discuss analytical techniques using atomic particles across a range of areas from environmental sciences to medicine to nanotechnology.

NZ geologist to join Pakistan quake team - 11/11/2005

A New Zealand geologist will join a team of international scientists this week to study the engineering effects of the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that occurred in Pakistan in early October.

New brand for crown research institute - 19/10/2005

The Crown Research Institute formerly known as Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited has shortened its name to GNS Science.

Many changes made since Ruapehu's 95-96 eruptions - 12/10/2005

Ten years ago New Zealand got world media attention when Mt Ruapehu started a series of spectacular eruptions through its Crater Lake. Remarkably, there were no deaths or serious injuries given that the eruptions coincided with the ski season.

Anniversary event to focus on Ruapehu's 95-96 eruptions - 11/10/2005

Scientists, emergency managers, public, the media, and university students will gather at Whakapapa Village this weekend for an anniversary event to discuss the lessons learnt from Mt Ruapehu's eruptions 10 years ago.

New map updates knowledge of Waikato's geology - 30/08/2005

A new geological map of the Waikato area shows the region in more detail than ever before. It replaces geological maps of the area, published in the 1960s, and combines a large amount of published and unpublished material, plus new research, to produce a valuable resource about Waikato geology. It is published by Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS).

Slow earthquakes pushing NZ out of shape - 05/08/2005

Slow, silent earthquakes occurring deep under New Zealand are pushing parts of the lower North Island out of shape, scientists say.