Monthly archives of “February 2015

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Almost a Holocaust – the latest Triassic, Pollock Road, New Zealand

What a difference nearly thirty years makes. In 1986 the Prof of Geology at Otago University showed me some recently collected plant fossils and asked┬áto me to “confirm they are Jurassic”. The fossils had been collected by Steve Cournane, while he was mapping for his… Read more

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New Zealand’s Weather has been so … Early Miocene

A couple of years ago I re-kitted and headed off from Wanaka for an extended walk in the Matukituki region. There was bad weather on the way, but I hoped I could slip over the mountain pass before then. But I wasnt too concerned, I… Read more