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NZ Research

This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to A Fizzy Rock. Included are profiles of organisations carrying out work in this area.

  • Discovery of temperate NZ limestone – Article

    Sedimentary geologist Professor Cam Nelson’s studies of the nature and origin of limestone deposits in the King Country region have led to worldwide acceptance of the temperate model of limestone formation. 

  • Replicating biomineralisation in the lab – Article

    Trying to replicate pāua shell biomineralisation in the lab is one of Professor Kate McGrath’s research interests. Future applications of such work lie in the medical and new materials fields.

  • Exploring for cold-seep sites – Article

    In 2006, NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa explored for cold-seep sites on New Zealand’s Hikurangi margin. There was some historical evidence for their presence, but this needed to be confirmed. 

  • University of Waikato – Earth and Ocean Sciences – Organisation

    The University of Waikato’s Earth and Ocean Sciences research investigates our unique planet: its materials and structure, its origin and evolution and its on-going physical, biological and chemical processes.

  • The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology – Organisation

    The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is one of New Zealand’s Centres of Research Excellence concerned with high-quality research and research education in materials science and nanotechnology.

  • National Institute of Water and Atmosphere – Organisation

    NIWA is a Crown research institute. Work undertaken by NIWA’s National Centres for Coasts, Oceans, Freshwater and Estuaries enables New Zealand’s aquatic biodiversity to be understood, conserved and sustainably managed.