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A group of scientists from two Crown Research Institutes and two universities are part-way through a six-year research programme to better understand New Zealand's offshore deposits of gas hydrates.
Scientists investigating a large submarine volcano near Raoul Island have gained a better understanding of its formation and its hydrothermal venting
Scientists have underlined the importance of preparedness during a public presentation on the Alpine Fault at Franz Josef Glacier this week.
Scientists have produced an updated geological timescale for New Zealand going back 540 million years to a period known as the Cambrian.
GNS Science’s Gracefield campus hosted its fourth annual Hutt Valley school science day on Friday.
New Zealand and American scientists will use one of the world’s most sophisticated unmanned submarine vehicles during the next three weeks to investigate two seafloor volcanoes in the Kermadec Arc, northeast of Bay of Plenty.
There are still places left on a guided tour of the Marlborough back country that includes Mead Stream – one of the geological wonders of New Zealand.
Scientists using underground explosions have discovered a previously unknown slippery layer of rock under the Pacific tectonic plate in research which is helping to understand the way tectonic plates work.
An ambitious project to drill 1.3km into the Alpine Fault has been halted early by equipment problems, but it has still yielded a large amount of useful information about the inner workings of the fault.
Scientists believe this week’s magnitude 6.0 quake west of Arthur’s Pass has not greatly increased the chance of a rupture on the Alpine Fault, about 20km to the west of Tuesday’s epicentre.