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ODT: Climate change may favour resort

Peter Griffin posted in on February 15th, 2010.

Joanne Carroll of the Otago Daily Times reports that climate change could in fact benefit Queenstown’s tourism industry as many of the other snowfields in the world disappear, according to local scientists. New Zealand experts in climate science will be giving a talk in which they will discuss the effects of climate change on the […]

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Dinosaur footprints discovered in the South Island

Peter Griffin posted in on November 9th, 2009.

70 million-year-old dinosaur footprints have been discovered in New Zealand’s South Island, in northwest Nelson, by GNS Science geologist Greg Browne. The footprints are the first such to be found in New Zealand, and are also the first evidence of dinosaurs in the South Island.  After considering a number of different alternative, Dr Browne concluded […]

Massive Fiordland quake triggers tsunami alert

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 16th, 2009.

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake off the coast of Fiordland last night has made international headlines. The quake occurred at 9:22 pm on 15 July, and was followed by two large aftershocks. The shaking was felt throughout the South Island and as far north as Wellington and the lower North Island. No major damage or casualties […]

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