Wow - in a surprise turn, NZ (with Australia and South Africa) have all been awarded the bid to host the Square Kilometer Array of radio telescopes. South Africa had been tipped to take it out, but it was revealed overnight that all three countries will play host.
In addition to cool space science "Sergei Gulyaev, head of AUT University's Institute for Radio Astronomy
and Space Research, has said one of the tantalising prospects of the
radio telescope would be its ability to give a "bird's-eye view" of the
tectonic plates deep under New Zealand."
Source : http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10808616