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A Story through time: Gondwana - Zealandia - Waitaki

A Story through time: Gondwana - Zealandia - Waitaki

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  • Thu 17 Feb, 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Scottish Hall, 10 Tyne Street, Oamaru


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presents:

A Story through time: Gondwana - Zealandia - Waitaki

In this talk, illustrated with maps and scenic images, Nick will explain the special origins of our local continent Te Riu-a-Māui/ Zealandia as part of the supercontinent of Gondwana. What are continents and supercontinents and why do they break up and collide? This story of our Gondwana origins is told in the older greywacke and schist rocks of the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark.

A presentation by Nick Mortimer
Nick Mortimer is a geologist at GNS Science’s Dunedin office. He has worked on many aspects of on land and offshore regional geology and tectonics of New Zealand, Zealandia and the South-West Pacific.

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