Monthly archives of “July 2014

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The Marshall Paraconformity – a 30 year geological debate in New Zealand

Cut back to the late 1970s – I was a schoolboy and had found my way into the Burnside Marl Pit, Dunedin (southern New Zealand) and up to the unit of greensand that is exposed on the hill side at the far end. Greensand is… Read more

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Flooded Forests: sea-level rise in the Haast, West Coast, New Zealand

I own a little patch of bush in the Haast, on the wet, West Coast of New Zealand. It was selectively logged a few decades ago, which meant that the large podocarp trees were removed. It then became the edge of what was left of… Read more