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Kiwis of a reasonable age would remember the Inangahua quake on the West Coast and what we have learned 50 years on is how dramatic the improvement has been in seismic reporting and knowledge.


Two moderate earthquakes were felt on the north eastern side of the South Island at the weekend, hitting towns that had suffered badly from more severe jolts in the past.


One of the largest submarine volcanoes in New Zealand waters will be drilled and probed by a scientific expedition with a strong home country contingent.


An American science study on super volcanoes may have been prophetic given the attention now being given to a volcanic eruption in Hawaii.


The works of one of the most intrepid landscape photographers who helped present natural phenomena and the geologic landscape to New Zealanders will be in an exhibition from this Saturday.


A prominent figure in Canadian geoscience will be speaker at an AusIMM function in Christchurch next week.


GNS Science is preparing to run another series of its GeoCamp for students in the Wairarapa.


The mining division of Downer EDI, a key sector in the company’s development, may now be on the market.


The advances being made in ground penetrating radar for mineral exploration will be outlined at an AusIMM meeting in Christchurch next month.

by Ross Louthean

Author and lecturer Professor Ian Plimer has been an ardent critic of the swing of scientific claims towards global warming and he was amazed by a claim by New Zealand’s Forest & Bird on reasons for melting glaciers.

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