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Christchurch Conference 2013. GSNZ Misc. Pub. 136B





2: Earthquake Engineering Geology:
Port Hills and Christchurch City.

Bell, D., Brehaut, J. & Hemmingsen, M.1 day
5.2Mb pdf

3: Earthquake Impacts on Soft Sediments in Eastern Christchurch.

Bastin, S., Reid, C., Quigley, M. & Bassett, K.
1 day
3.4Mb pdf

6: Geomorphology, Structure and Interactions of the Canterbury Active Fault Network.

Duffy, B., Pettinga, J., & Campbell, J.
 1 day
5.3Mb pdf

8: The Mesozoic Accretionary Orogen of

Mortimer, N. & Campbell, H.
7 days
3.9Mb pdf

9: Cretaceous–Paleogene Stratigraphy
of North‐Eastern South Island: North Canterbury, Kaikoura, South‐Eastern Marlborough.

Hollis, C., Crampton, J., Morgans, H. & Reid, C.3 days
7.6Mb pdf

Oamaru Conference, 2009. GSNZ Misc Pub 128B





11. "Waitaki/Canterbury Basin."
 Ewan Fordyce 2 days
11.3Mb pdf

 Dunedin Conference, 2003. GSNZ Misc Pub 116B





8. Canterbury Basin Paleontology and Stratigraphy

E Fordyce, P Maxwell

1-2 days Dunedin-Oamaru area, 15 stops

620kB pdf

2 & 9. Conway Fan Delta Terraces and Uplift of Hawkeswood Range

T McConnico, K Bassett

1-2 days Chch-Kaikoura rtn, 6-9 stops

980kB pdf

3 &10.Structure, Stratigraphy, Active Tectonics of Inland North Canterbury

J Campbell, J Bradshaw, J Pettinga, P Tonkin

1-2 days Chch-Kaikoura rtn, route guide plus a few stops

2.7MB pdf


"The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks"
GSNZ wants to maintain a strong, and safe, fieldtrip culture in New Zealand.

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.

Download version 3.0 (pdf format)
Download version 3.0 (doc format)
Roadside stops appendix (pdf format)


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 Such guides often contain useful syntheses of information that may not be published elsewhere.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!).