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Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami - 13/08/2018

A group of scientists is heading to the Chatham Islands this week to mark the 150th anniversary of New Zealand’s only documented fatal tsunami.

Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces - 03/08/2018

Researchers at GNS Science have reconfirmed work they undertook five years ago on the fate of the world famous Pink and White Terraces after the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera.

Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations - 26/07/2018

A GNS Science-led investigation of a handful of active faults in the wider Dunedin area has a mix of good and bad news for the city.

Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations - 12/07/2018

GNS Science and the University of Otago recently joined forces to upskill developing countries in Asia and the Pacific in techniques for food authentication.

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Supervolcano lessons a hit for Hilltop students - 15/08/2018

Scientist Dr Ben Payne from GNS Science was slightly apprehensive when he entered Room 8 at Hilltop School in Taupo last Wednesday. He was there to run an outreach programme with students as a pilot study for an education component of a research project.

Scientists from 20 countries gather to discuss earthquake geology

Science update, 28 November 2017 - Around the first anniversary of the 2016 M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, GNS Science hosted 130 geologists from around the world at a meeting focused on the latest research and advances in earthquake geology. Earthquake geology is a discipline that uses the geological record and landscape features to understand the size and frequency of past large earthquakes.

Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference

Occurring March 26 – 28th 2018 the Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference – AEIC2018 - will be held here in Wellington, New Zealand in a stimulating environment in the central city where attendees will be able to engage on a wide variety of environmental applications of isotopes whilst enjoying the buzz of the surrounding city and harbour.

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