Browne, G.H. 2003 Late Neogene sedimentation adjacent to the tectonically evolving North Island axial ranges : insights from Kuripapango, western Hawke's Bay : field trip guide, 25-26 February 2003. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 55 24 p.
Abstract: Neogene sedimentary rocks were deposited throughout the central North Island. Today these rocks are preserved in the Wanganui and Hawkes Bay basins, and in several small fault-bounded blocks or outliers across the eroded central North Island axial ranges, Sediments atop the Ruahine and Kaweka ranges provide important insights into the sedimentary cover, prior to and synchronous with Neogene uplift, as well as the tectonic evolution of the axial ranges themselves. Sites visited during this two day field trip are designed to provide an overview of the range of sedimentary units present and the implications the evolving tectonic style had on sedimentary patterns. The guide is divided into two parts. The first is a stratigraphic overview of Neogene sediments in the region, the second, descriptions of the field stops. (auth)