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A Slippery Week for New Zealand: A Summary of Landslides Triggered by the July 21-23 Storm.

Much of New Zealand felt the winter chill last week, with heavy snowfalls throughout the country and some extremely heavy rain!

Jul 24 2017 5:15 PM

Sliding Lands and New Knowledge Emerging

Even after three northbound lanes were reopened, rush hour traffic on Tuesday evening ground to a crawl through the Ngauranga Gorge when a debris avalanche blocked 5 lanes of this busy stretch of State Highway 1, just north of Wellington.

Jul 14 2017 4:30 PM

Large Southern Shake 'Snares' our System

At 7pm on 11/07/17 a large earthquake struck around 200km South-West of the South Island.

Jul 11 2017 8:45 PM

GeoNet's App. Always Improving.

Wow! It's been 5 years since we released our first smartphone and tablet based app.

Jul 10 2017 10:00 AM

A final chance to tell us your thoughts on our new website (and win a rad t-shirt)

When our new website went live in June we asked for your feedback via a survey and have received over 1,400 responses to date, thanks!

Jul 7 2017 1:40 PM

Tech Tales: On board the Tangaroa

NIWA’s mighty research vessel, the Tangaroa, left the Wellington port last weekend headed due North for the Hikurangi Plate boundary. There were a few GeoNet members on board so, naturally, we were curious as to how the voyage was trekking.

Jun 30 2017 12:00 AM

GeoNet Evolving - Two Weeks With Our Refreshed Website

It's over two weeks since the updated GeoNet website went live. Over one million views is a win!

Jun 16 2017 4:00 AM

Taupo shaken from both sides

Taupo has been shaken by earthquakes from two locations today.

Jun 15 2017 3:07 PM

A Visually Impaired Perspective on Mapping Colour Schemes

For those of us who can’t tell the difference between pink and red, red and green – a predicament many kiwi lads (and ladies) find ourselves in – the concept of a rainbow coloured intensity scale is a slippery one.

Jun 14 2017 4:35 PM

10 June 1886: Tarawera eruption

131 years ago today the largest historic eruption in New Zealand's history occurred, claiming 106 lives.

Jun 10 2017 10:42 AM