90767 Achievement standard

Geological History of New Zealand

1: New Zealand’s geological history refers to geological processes and events.

2: Geological processes include:
  • plate tectonics (subduction and plate spreading)
  • mountain-building
  • peneplanation.

3: Geological events are limited to:
  • pre-Gondwanaland events
  • breakup of Gondwanaland
  • Tuhua, Rangitata and Kaikoura orogenies and their associated rock types
  • Tertiary peneplanation
  • ice ages.
Past papers
Geology Sept 09 exam wth answers: (note that to reduce file size, this is a 'screen resolution' pdf print, so is not suitable for other schools to copy for exam material)

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