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Deep Alpine Fault borehole primed with instruments - 14/01/2015

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.

Tuesday's quake unlikely to greatly affect the Alpine Fault scientists say - 07/01/2015

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.

Navy and science organisations join forces for seafloor research - 16/12/2014

One of the world’s most advanced autonomous underwater vehicles is coming to New Zealand early in 2015 to explore submarine volcanoes northeast of New Zealand.

Taupo hosts International volcano workshop - 04/12/2014

Volcanoes in the central North Island will get star billing when volcanologists from all over the world gather in Taupo this weekend for a week-long conference on calderas (large collapsed volcanoes).

Resilience stories inspire book marking 10 year’s of recovery from the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami - 14/11/2014

The remarkable recovery of the province of Aceh in Indonesia after the devastating Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami of 2004 is documented in a newly published book written by New Zealand scientist Dr Noel Trustrum.

Media advisory - Climate research at GNS Science: 05/11/2014

This week’s international report on climate change is a good opportunity to highlight the research GNS Science is doing to support climate science.

Nanotechnology to help in electricity production - 04/11/2014

New Zealand could tap into a global market worth billions of dollars by using nanotechnology to develop electrical generators that are efficient at converting ‘waste heat’ into electricity.

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.