Stagpoole, V.M.; Nicol, A.; Henrys, S.A. (comps.) 2002 Seismix2003 : post conference field trip guide : across an active plate boundary, North Island, New Zealand, 11-14 January 2003. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 54 55 p.
Abstract: During the trip we will complete a circuit across the central North Island traversing the active plate boundary where the Pacific Plate is being subducted beneath the Australian Plate. The North Island of New Zealand is an ideal place to view plate boundary tectonism. The geological history of the region over the last 80 million years includes both passive margin and convergent margin evolutionary phases. The younger convergent margin phase is characterised by foreland basin, back-arc basin, intra-arc volcanism and forearc development. Many of the features associated with this tectonic development are seen on this field trip. (auth)