Field, B.D.; Browne, G.H.; Davy, B.W.; Herzer, R.H.; Hoskins, R.H.; Raine, J.I.; Wilson, G.J.; Sewell, R.J.; Smale, D.; Watters, W.A. 1989 Cretaceous and Cenozoic sedimentary basins and geological evolution of the Canterbury region, South Island, New Zealand. Lower Hutt: New Zealand Geological Survey. New Zealand Geological Survey basin studies 2. 94 p.
Abstract: The Canterbury region extends from Kaikoura in the north to Dunedin in the south and from the Alpine and Hope Faults and Kyeburn in the west to about longitude 74 deg. 50 min. offshore in the east. The main database comprises over 200 measured sections, data from nine petroleum exploration wells and over 6000 km of modern seismic lines as well as more extensive coverage from older seismic surveys. A revised stratigraphy is used. Measured section data are provided on microfiche, along with a lexicon of stratigraphic names. The main syntheses are provided as iosopach, structure contour and paleogeographic maps on four separate sheets. Several newly recognised paleogeographic features are described. (auths)