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 Geyserland: a guide to the volcanoes and geothermal areas of Rotorua   

Geyserland: a guide to the volcanoes and geothermal areas of Rotorua 
Author: Houghton, B.F.; Scott, B. 2002ISBN: 0-908678-92-4Description: 48pp. 2nd edition. Full colour. Reprinted 2006.
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Field trip guides

Napier Conference, 2018. GSNZ Misc. Pub. 136B





FT2: White Island.

Scott B. & Massiot C.

1 day

2.4Mb pdf

Christchurch Conference, 2013. GSNZ Misc. Pub. 136B





1: Jim Cole Field Symposium: Taupo Volcanic Zone.

Kennedy, B., Turnbull, R., Ashwell, P., Cole, J., Gravley, D., Hampton, S. & Leonard, G.

3 days

4Mb pdf

Tauranga Conference, 2007. GSNZ Misc Pub 123B





2. Earthquakes and eruptions at Okataina Volcanic Centre.

Pilar Villamor, Ian Nairn and Hannu Seebeck

1 day Rotorua

1.7MB pdf

3. An introduction to sunny Matata and its great debris flows.

Mauri McSaveney

1 day Matata

1.4MB pdf

5. Coastal hazards of the Bay of Plenty.

Willem de Lange

1 day Bay of Plenty

125kB pdf

6. The geology of Mayor Island (Tuhua): A brief introduction.

Colin Wilson & David Milner

1 day Mayor Island

2.5MB pdf

7. White Island tour: Products and processes of recent activity.

Brad Scott and Michael Rosenberg

1 day White Island

1.2MB pdf


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Field safety guidelines

With the increased emphasis on Health and Safety, GSNZ has developed fieldtrip safety guidelines. These are primarily for use on its official conference fieldtrips but can also be used by branches.

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Since 2002 GSNZ fieldguides have been converted to pdf format and are posted here for ready reference. Such guides often contain useful syntheses of information that may not be published elsewhere. Proper citation is encouraged and, where appropriate, users should contact the authors for permission to cite material.

It is the responsibility of individuals to familiarise themselves with hazards and safety requirements on any fieldtrip, and also to obtain appropriate permission to enter property (possession of a guide confers no privilege or exemption!).