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Scientists have recorded land near Gisborne moving about 20 mm to the east during an eight-day period in October.
A geology student with a special interest in plate tectonics has won a prestigious earth science scholarship.
Hugh Bibby, of the GNS Science Limited (GNS), was this week given a lifetime achievement award by the New Zealand Association of Scientists for his work in understanding geothermal fields.
The GNS Science Limited (GNS) has posted an after-tax profit of $1.67 million for the year to June 30, up 5.4 percent on last year's result of $1.58 million.
New Zealand scientists are studying frozen seafloor deposits that could become an important source of energy in the future.
Two Crown Research Institutes have joined forces to set up a new Natural Hazards Centre, which will bring all New Zealand's natural hazards under the one banner.
A new geological map of the Waitaki area shows the region in more detail than ever before.
Measuring the forces building up under New Zealand is the focus of the GeoNet project - a 10-year, $80 million programme to upgrade and sustain the equipment that monitors earthquakes and volcanoes in New Zealand.
Parts of the Taupo region have risen and fallen by up to 7 centimetres over 10 years, scientists have found in a long-term study of the area.
New Zealand, American, and Japanese scientists have found new submarine hot springs northeast of New Zealand.
Using new equipment deployed from the research ship Tangaroa, they spent the past fortnight investigating 13 newly mapped submarine volcanoes and six smaller cones for seabed thermal activity.