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GNS Science awarded $11.2 million in MBIE funding for three new research projects – 13/09/2018

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on GNS Science awarded $11.2 million in MBIE funding for three new research projects – 13/09/2018

Source: GNS Science The Endeavour Fund invests in excellent research that has high potential to positively transform New Zealand’s future economic performance, sustainability and integrity of our environment, help strengthen our society, and give effect to Vision Mātauranga. Pupu Springs, Golden Bay. Photo by Lloyd Homer The new projects cover mapping water flows in New […]

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Alpine Fault research the subject of special-issue of geology and geophysics journal – 11/09/2018

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Alpine Fault research the subject of special-issue of geology and geophysics journal – 11/09/2018

Source: GNS Science Some of the blockages could take more than six months to restore and necessitate the evacuation of large numbers of tourists by sea and air, said the study led by Tom Robinson of from the Geography Department of Durham University in the UK. The study used the impacts of the magnitude 7.8 […]

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New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind – 20/08/2018

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind – 20/08/2018

Source: GNS Science Lead authors of the new geological map of Tongariro National Park Graham Leonard and Dougal Townsend of GNS Science review the well illustrated publication. Photo – Margaret Low, GNS Science The production of the Geology of the Tongariro National Park area was a collaboration involving GNS Science, the Department of Conservation, and Victoria […]

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Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami – 13/08/2018

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami – 13/08/2018

Source: GNS Science The tsunami was caused by a large seafloor earthquake off the coast of Peru on 14 August 1868 and it travelled across the Pacific and hit the Chatham Islands causing fatalities and widespread destruction. Scientists estimate the quake was between magnitude 8.5 and 9.0 and its rupture on the seafloor was believed […]

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Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces – 03/08/2018

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces – 03/08/2018

Source: GNS Science In a peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of The Royal Society of New Zealand published online this week, they stand by their earlier findings that the White Terraces were largely destroyed in the eruption and confirmed that remnants the Pink Terraces may lie at the bottom of Lake Rotomahana. Scientists load an […]

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Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations – 26/07/2018

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations – 26/07/2018

Source: GNS Science While the overall seismic hazard of the city is unchanged, one of the faults extends closer to the city than previously thought and a couple of new fault sources were uncovered. However, the ‘new’ fault sources described in the study have been assigned a low level of activity and therefore don’t alter […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano – 05/07/2018

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano – 05/07/2018

Source: GNS Science Using the scientific research ship JOIDES Resolution, they drilled a number of boreholes into the heart of the hydrothermally active Brothers submarine volcano. The main aim of the US$15 million expedition was to learn more about how metals are transported within submarine volcanoes and brought to the seafloor where they form metallic […]

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Kaikoura Quake information brought together in one science volume – 03/07/2018

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura Quake information brought together in one science volume – 03/07/2018

Source: GNS Science The special Kaikōura Earthquake issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America contains 21 detailed articles that have been written by expert teams over the past 18 months. The 21 papers join at least 60 others already published on the earthquake and its impacts. A number of the papers in […]

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Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past – 26/06/2018

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past – 26/06/2018

Source: GNS Science The research, published in Nature Geoscience this week, shows that climate zones will shift and ice sheets will substantially shrink over a time scale of 1000 years.  The finding was an outcome of a workshop that took place in Bern, Switzerland, and was coordinated by the University of Bern, the University of […]

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NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor – 21/06/2018

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor – 21/06/2018

Source: GNS Science Called Seabed 2030, the project is a collaboration between The Nippon Foundation in Japan and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO). The work will be coordinated by four regional centres around the globe, with GNS Science, NIWA, and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) jointly governing the South and West Pacific […]

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Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Blogs, Civil Society, Disasters, earthquakes, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, helicopters, Medical aid, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Mougalu, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, scott waide, Western Province  /  Comments Off on Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

SPECIAL REPORT: Anton Lutz in Mougulu profiles what life is like on the border of Western Province and Hela at the epicentre three weeks after Papua New Guinea’s earthquakes. This week a disaster relief team operating out of Mougulu in Western Province demonstrated how key partnerships can lead directly to efficient outcomes. As the largest […]

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PNG quake-hit communities plead for relief aid to ‘bypass’ government

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, EMTV News, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, International aid, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, natural disaster, Oil Search Limited, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Post-Courier, Reports, The National, water quality, Weather  /  Comments Off on PNG quake-hit communities plead for relief aid to ‘bypass’ government

As relief supplies continue to be delivered to earthquake affected communities, there is another looming disaster over water, reports EMTV News. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk People in earthquake-affected areas of Papua New Guinea’s Highlands have asked international agencies to bypass the national government when providing relief. The PNG Government has admitted that its response to […]

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West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands

By   /  March 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands

A 100 candles vigil was held in the Papuan capital city of Port Numbay (Jayapura) this week and people gathered to raise funds and donations following Papua New Guinea’s devastating earthquake. Video: Free West Papua Campaign Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk West Papuans have set up their own Papua New Guinea Earthquake Appeal in solidarity with […]

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Elite groups ‘contain’ nuclear food safety debate, says researcher

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Food Safety, Fukushima, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Nuclear health, Nuclear justice, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Science-Technology  /  Comments Off on Elite groups ‘contain’ nuclear food safety debate, says researcher

By Jean Bell in Auckland A loose collection of elite groups shape the global language and thinking around food safety in the nuclear era, says a researcher who has been studying the Fukushima disaster in Japan seven years ago. This cohort, formed in the 1960s and dubbed by the researcher as the “Transnational Nuclear Assemblage”, […]

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Australian doctors to be flown into PNG’s quake-stricken areas

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Health, Health emergency, Hela, Highlands, Medical aid, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Southern Highlands, Western Highlands  /  Comments Off on Australian doctors to be flown into PNG’s quake-stricken areas

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says 20 helicopters have now been deployed on Papua New Guinea’s disaster relief operations. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Australian medical doctors will be at earthquake-affected areas soon to give medical aid and complement the local medical efforts to people who need medical help, the Post-Courier reports. Prime Minister […]

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Harsh response lessons abound in wake of PNG’s quake devastation

By   /  March 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disaster management, Disaster relief, Disaster risk reduction, Disasters, earthquakes, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Hela, helicopters, Highlands, Human Rights, Indigenous, Kadovar, Manam, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Southern Highlands, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Harsh response lessons abound in wake of PNG’s quake devastation

BRIEFING: By Sylvester Gawi in Tari, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea’s Highlands earthquake disaster has brought to light some of the many things that need to be considered in assisting those affected by disaster and restoring vital infrastructures and communication links between relief agencies and the people. The response to the 7.5 magnitude earthquake […]

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Challenges on the ground in PNG Highlands – what people really need

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Health, helicopters, Human Rights, Medicine, Medicine shortage, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Challenges on the ground in PNG Highlands – what people really need

By Scott Waide, EMTV journalist and blogger Survivors in Papua New Guinea’s earthquake in the Highlands face tough challenges. And so do the relief agencies and government authorities trying to deliver support to them. Many of the worst affected areas in Hela and the Southern Highlands provinces are in isolated spots. The people don’t live […]

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Counting the cost of PNG’s devastating earthquake – many uncertainties

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Human Rights, Institute of National Affairs, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reconstruction, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Counting the cost of PNG’s devastating earthquake – many uncertainties

SPECIAL REPORT: Shirley Mauludu in Port Moresby reports on the earthquake which hit parts of three Highlands provinces almost two weeks ago, leaving behind a trail of destruction, injuries, loss of lives and massive damage to infrastructure. She talks to economist and Institute of National Affairs executive director Paul Barker about the challenges of recovery. […]

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