September 2017 – Dr Pascal Sirguey’s satellite image analysis featured in the New Zealand Herald and the American Geophysical Union’s The Landslide Blog. Pascal, in association with Dr Simon Cox found evidence of instability of the bedrock where Murchison Hut sits in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. The image analysis showed the movement of the hut over recent years and the delineation of large recent fractures in the rock surrounding the, now closed, hut.
February 2017 – Several media outlets (Radio New Zealand’s Our Changing World, Otago Daily Times, Stuff, NZ Herald, UPI picked up on the new research published by Associate Professor Andrew Macintosh and friends in Nature Communications which provides new modeling evidence to support the idea that glacier advances observed in NZ glaciers through the 1990’s was driven by local depression of temperature rather than increased precipitation.
January 2017 – Dr Brian Anderson and his time lapse photography featured on the TVNZ Channel 1 television programme “Wild New Zealand”.
August 2016 – The recent “Sustainable Summits” conference at Mt Cook, run by the NZ Alpine Club led to several media articles regarding glaciers, quoting Brain Anderson of Victoria University of Wellington. Articles were published by the Otago Daily Times and The Press
July 2016 – The recently published article by Emma Stewart from Lincoln University and colleagues in the journal Tourism Geographies about the relationship between tourism and glacier change at Fox and Franz Josef was picked up by Glacierhub.org with a blog post, and referenced in a Newstalk ZB interview with Sven Tveitdal, a freelance Norwegian climate consultant.
July 2016 – Brian Anderson (Victoria University of Wellington) and Andrew Lorrie (NIWA) are quoted in the about the recent retreat of the Franz Josef Glacier by NZ Media Entertainment agencies NZ Herald and NewstalkZB
March 2016 – Heather Purdie (University of Canterbury) and Julian Thompson (GNS) featured on the first episode of the television documentary “Beneath New Zealand” on Prime TV on Monday the 8th. Featured as experts on glaciers and mountain geology they provided authoritative commentary in describing the Southern Alps, and in Heather’s case, some of her research. With luck it will be available in a store near you soon.
October 2015 – Andrew Macintosh from the University of Victoria was quoted on Radio New Zealand about the unprecedented retreat of New Zealand glaciers and the likely contribution of humans to that retreat. The quote follows the release of “Environment Aotearoa 2015” a state of the environment report prepared by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand which reports a NIWA-sourced estimate of a 36 % decline in glacier volume between 1978 and 2014. The on-line version of the Radio New Zealand article includes a timelapse video created by Brain Anderson of the Fox Glacier showing the retreat of the glacier front from January 2014 to January 2015
October 2015 – Glacier errosion rates established from Franz Josef Glacier studies were a feature of a GNS press release following publication in Science (the cover story!) of a paper by Frédéric Herman and others including Simon Cox of GNS. The press release was picked up by Radio New Zealand, ABC Online, Globalpost and NZ Herald
August 2015 – Global reduction in glacier volume is reported in stuff.co.nz following publication in the Journal of Glaciology of a paper by Zemp and others about recent unprecedented glacial decline. Brian Anderson is quoted providing a local perspective.
January 2015 – Brian Anderson is quoted in a New York Times article about the effect of glacier retreat on tourism in New Zealand.
September 2014 – Nick Golledge features in a Victoria University of Wellington press release about Antarctic Peninsula glacier response to climate change
August 2014 – Heather Purdie and Trevor Chinn are quoted in a Fox News article about the lack of snow this ski season in New Zealand
July 2014 – Jim Salinger, Blair Fitzharris and Trevor Chinn feature in an article about Southern Alps ice loss published online at The Conversation
May 2014 – Alison Kohout features in global media about how storm waves break up sea ice over larger distances than previously thought
May 2014 – Heather Purdie features in an article in The Press about glacier retreat and tourism
May 2014 – Brian Anderson features in the TV3 news about the Franz Josef Glacier
January 2014 – Nicolas Cullen features in an Otago University press release about field confirming the research of Sebastion Vivero and Pascal Sirguey which described a new, lower height for Aoraki/Mt Cook