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GNS Science names new Chief Executive - 28/09/2016

Ian Simpson, currently the Chief Executive of the Earthquake Commission, has been named as the new Chief Executive of GNS Science. He will take up his new role on 30 January 2017.

Scientists to survey uncharted seafloor area - 26/09/2016

Scientists set off today on a 21-day voyage to map a previously uncharted section of the Colville Ridge, a large and mountainous seafloor structure about 500km northeast of Auckland. 

Sub-seafloor probe to give clearer picture of offshore quakes - 06/09/2016

Scientists who struggled to unravel the complexities of last week's magnitude 7.1 quake northeast of East Cape say a brace of undersea instruments to be installed east of Gisborne in 2018 should ultimately lead to more accurate information on undersea quakes east of the North Island.

Dinosaur footprints exhibition comes to Lower Hutt - 06/09/2016

An exhibition of 70-million-year-old dinosaur footprints found near Nelson started a one month showing at the War Memorial Library in Lower Hutt this week.

Grass near power plants reveals carbon dioxide truths 30/08/2016

New Zealand scientists have developed a way to use radiocarbon measurements to verify greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Airborne geophysics technology helps build new map of East Otago - 25/07/2016

A new geological map and illustrated text covering 864km2 of East Otago has been published by GNS Science. It covers the Strath-Taieri Plain, the Rock and Pillar Range, and Middlemarch Township.

Quiet achiever GeoNet celebrates its first 15 years - 18/07/2016

New Zealand’s geohazard monitoring system, GeoNet, has much to celebrate as it marks 15 years in existence.

Antarctic researcher recognised with major award - 02/07/2016

A GNS Science Antarctic researcher has won a prestigious leadership award named in the honour of the late Sir Peter Blake.

Earth science showcase set for Te Papa in mid-July - 24/06/2016

Hunting for dinosaur remains, learning about pounamu occurrence in the South Island, and looking after groundwater and geothermal resources will be among the earth science topics discussed at a day-long seminar at Te Papa on 14 July.

New Vision Mātauranga projects for GNS Science - 24/06/2016

GNS Science has been awarded funding for two new projects in the 2016 round of the Government’s Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund, which invests in programmes that help iwi development for the benefit of New Zealand.