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Alpine Fault drilling project moves into new phase - 19/10/2014

The multi-national Alpine Fault drilling project has moved to a new phase with a new drilling rig positioned over the borehole to take the probe to its target depth of 1.3km.

Scientific drilling project underway on Alpine Fault - 06/10/2014

An international team of scientists has started drilling a 1.3km-deep borehole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces.

Another piece in the tectonic plate mosaic - 26/09/2014

Forty rocks recovered from the seafloor along the Kermadec Arc have given scientists a clearer picture of subduction processes occurring off the North Island’s east coast.

Joint effort to look after freshwater resources in Bay of Plenty - 19/09/2014

Scientists from GNS Science have teamed up with Rotorua iwi Ngāti Rangiwewehi and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council for a two-year project to integrate cultural and scientific knowledge.

More snow but less ice for Antarctic glaciers - 16/09/2014

Future increases in snowfall will not prevent the retreat of glaciers on the northern Antarctic Peninsula, according to a new study involving a GNS Science researcher.

New data resource to help in the search for oil and gas - 12/09/2014

Geologists will produce a series of freely available digital maps and a comprehensive database over the next four years to help exploration companies pinpoint prospective areas to explore for oil and gas in New Zealand’s offshore territory.

Boost for mineral exploration in MBIE funding round - 12/09/2014

Mineral exploration received a boost this week with the government investing $4 million in a four-year research project to improve the knowledge and understanding of New Zealand’s gold deposits

Revamped geothermal laboratories open for business after $4M upgrade - 06/08/2014

New Zealand’s only full service geothermal and groundwater laboratory, unique in the Southern Hemisphere, opened for business this week after a $4 million upgrade.

Leading Antarctic researcher wins global award - 11/07/2014

Professor Tim Naish, Director of Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, has received a prestigious international award for his outstanding research into understanding Antarctica’s response to past and present climate change and the role of Antarctica’s ice sheets in global sea-level change through time.

Scientists plan deep drill probe in Alpine Fault - 24/06/2014

A New Zealand-led international science team is planning to drill a 1.3km-deep hole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island later this year to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces.