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Field trip guides

Massey Conference, 2006. GSNZ Misc Pub 122B





1. The Late Quaternary geomorphology of the Manawatu coastal plain.

Craig Sloss

1 day Manawatu

386kB pdf

2. The Late Castlecliffian and Early Haweran stratigraphy of the Manawatu and Rangitikei DistrictsAlan Palmer, John Begg, Dougal Townsend and Kate Wilson. 1 day284kB pdf

3. Landslide and slope instability hazards affecting Paekakariki, the SH1 Coastal Highway, and proposed Transmission Gully Motorway

Graham Hancox and Nick Perrin

1 day Paekakariki

679kB 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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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 Such guides often contain useful syntheses of information that may not be published elsewhere.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!).