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Taupo mildly shaken by earthquakes overnight.

Around 11 pm last night a small sequence of earthquakes occurred north of Taupo, concentrated in the Wairakei Geothermal Field. They were widely felt in Taupo. Small earthquakes are common in the Rotorua-Taupo area, known as the Taupo Volcanic Zone.

Aug 9 2017 9:30 AM

Autumn landslide round-up

Our landslide scientists have been so busy this year that we’re only just getting autumn’s landslide round-up out, and it’s almost spring! The theme of autumn’s round-up can be summarised in three words: lots of rain.

Aug 7 2017 2:00 PM

Mount Ruapehu Crater Lake (Te Wai-a-Moe) under the microscope

Now the snow has arrived it's time to check out the volcano hazards on the way to the ski field

Aug 2 2017 2:00 PM

Ngauranga, now Ngaio. Wellington keeps slipping and sliding. An update on the Ngaio Gorge slip.

Over the last few days, the commute for residents of Wellington's suburb of Ngaio has been very inconvenient due to a large slip on Ngaio Gorge Road. Our experts have provided us with an update.

Aug 1 2017 10:00 AM

The Kaikoura tsunami: another wave of research rolls in

New Zealand tsunami scientists have now published two journal papers that give a rundown on the impacts of Kaikoura tsunami

Jul 28 2017 12:00 AM

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