Acknowledgments

This text was adapted in 2004 by Jane Forsyth from the original by Patricia Riddolls. The text was first published in 1987 as:
Riddolls, P.M. 1987 New Zealand geology : containing geological map of New Zealand 1:2,000,000. Wellington: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. 72 p.

Further Reading

Aitken, J.J. 1996 Plate tectonics for curious kiwis. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 42. 76 p.
Aitken, J.J. 1997 Hot stuff to cold stone : igneous rocks explained & illustrated. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 44. 74 p.
Aitken, J.J. 1999 Rocked and ruptured : geological faults in New Zealand. Auckland: Reed. 88 p.
Aitken, J.J.; Lowry, M.A. 1995 More earthquakes explained. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 35. 30 p.
Brazier, R.; Keyes, I.; Stevens, G.R. 1990 The great New Zealand fossil book : pictures of ancient life in an evolving land : a tribute to 150 years of paleontology in New Zealand. Lower Hutt: DSIR. 112 p.
Forsyth, P.J.; Aitken, J.J. 1995 New Zealand minerals and rocks for beginners. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 36. 45 p.
Homer, D. L.; Moore, P.; Kermode, L.O. 2000 Lava and strata : a guide to the volcanoes and rock formations of Auckland. Wellington: Landscape Publications in association with Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences. 96 p.
Thompson, B.N.; Gregory, G. 1993 Climate change - what the rocks tell us. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 11. 16 p.
Thompson, B.; Brathwaite, R.L.; Christie, A.B. 1995 Mineral wealth of New Zealand. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 33. ix, 170 p.