Pink terraces discovery confirmed

There has been a swathe of media coverage in the wake of the announcement that GNS Science has gleaned further details of the once famed Pink and White Terraces, now buried below lake Rotomahana.

Using sonar and seismic surveys of the lake floor researchers have found more evidence of the Terraces which were buried in the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera. You can find out more on the GNS website and in the video at right.

After the initial discovery of the terrace remains last year, media interest was reignited this month by a new mapping project at Rotomahana. The research has received steady news coverage over the last two weeks, culminating on Friday when GNS Science held a press briefing at Te Papa to release their latest results.

Examples of the resulting media coverage include:

TVNZ News: Scientists claim pink terraces have been found

Bay of Plenty News: Pink Terraces still there

Rotorua Daily Post: Pink Terraces survived eruption

TV3 News: More evidence parts of Pink Terraces survived Pink and White Terraces

Waikato Times: ‘Chirp’ unlocks window on lake’s buried secrets Pink Terraces Intact, But May Never Be Seen Again