preloader

News

Time for an adventure at sea?

19 months ago by Kate Boersen

Have you ever wanted to escape to sea to work on a cutting-edge science project about New Zealand’s largest fault?

Read More

Earthquake rethink

19 months ago by John Callan

Last November's magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake was so complex and unusual that it is likely to lead to changes in the way scientists think about earthquake hazards in plate boundary zones worldwide, a new study says.

Read More

Tsunami Hīkoi for Cape Coast communities

19 months ago by Helen Shea

The coastal communities of Te Awanga, Haumoana and Clifton have a chance to practise their tsunami evacuation routes this weekend.

Read More

Students help scientists researching coastal erosion and management

19 months ago by Helen Shea

A group of high school students is helping New Zealand scientists research coastal erosion and coastal management in Hawke’s Bay, while they work towards their NCEA assessments.

Read More

Raising iwi awareness of natural hazards in Te Tairāwhiti region

20 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.

Read More

New hidden continent mostly underwater, scientists say

20 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.

Read More

Searching for past earthquakes

21 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.

Read More

Tsunami Safer Schools

21 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...

Read More

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

21 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.

Read More

Tsunami hunters or scientists?

21 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...

Read More