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Raising iwi awareness of natural hazards in Te Tairāwhiti region

8 months ago by Kate Boersen and Mike Page

Learnings from Indonesian communities who have experienced severe earthquakes and tsunami are being used to help iwi in Te Tairāwhiti region better understand the natural hazards they face.

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New hidden continent mostly underwater, scientists say

9 months ago by Kate Boersen

New Zealand is not just a few small islands at the bottom of the world. It is actually part of a fairly large continent 94% of which is under the sea.

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Searching for past earthquakes

9 months ago by Kate Boersen

A team of scientists conducted a research survey in November 2016 aboard NIWA’s research vessel, Tangaroa, looking for evidence of past earthquakes off the east coast of the North Island.

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Tsunami Safer Schools

9 months ago by Kate Boersen

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced that East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary) has received funding to work with early childhood centres and schools to develop resources to...

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A new year, a new M7.8 Kaikoura aftershock forecast

10 months ago by Sarah McBride

GeoNet has been busy crunching the numbers based on all the seismic activity in the aftershock area of November’s Kaikoura Earthquake.

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Tsunami hunters or scientists?

10 months ago by Kate Boersen

A team of scientists from the University of Southern Mississippi and GNS Science have been surveying various field sites along the East Coast looking for evidence of past tsunami and earthquake events.

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Understanding earthquake and tsunami risk along the East Coast

12 months ago by Kate Boersen

Communities on the East Coast of the North Island will get the opportunity to find out more their earthquake and tsunami risk from a team of leading scientists.

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Scientists detect huge fault rupture offshore from Kaikoura

12 months ago by Susan Pepperell

Scientists surveying the seabed in areas affected by last week’s earthquake have confirmed a 34km rupture in the offshore continuation of the Kekerengu Fault, known as the Needles Fault.

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NIWA diverts ship to earthquake areas

12 months ago by Susan Pepperell

NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa has been diverted to survey the seabed in areas affected by Monday’s earthquake.

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More mega-thrust earthquake science investment

12 months ago by John Callan

GNS Science seismologist Yoshihiro Kaneko has been awarded a prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to investigate the slip behavior on the tectonic plate boundary below the North Island’s east coast. This is the first time a GNS Science researcher has won a Rutherford Fellowship, with Dr Kaneko being awarded $160,000-a-year for the next five years.

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