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  • This dataset contains geospatial datasets for sedimentary basins in the Northwest Province (Taranaki, Deepwater Taranaki, and Reinga-Northland basins), produced and compiled as part of GNS Science's "Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity" programme (APP). APP is synthesising the wealth of new and existing information and knowledge within GNS Science and other open-file sources, to produce a nationally-significant baseline reference dataset that summarises the current understanding of the petroleum prospectivity of New Zealand's offshore sedimentary basins. Polygon, point, and polyline features are organised thematically into Feature Datasets, each of which contains multiple Feature Classes. Raster datasets are included at the highest hierarchical level of the database. The co-ordinate system used for the database is New Zealand Transverse Mercator, based on the NZGD2000 datum. Database compilation was undertaken using ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop (version For further information on these data, please refer to: Arnot, M.J. and Bland, K.J. et al. (Compilers), 2016. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northwest Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report. GNS Science Data Series 23b.

  • Supplementary Data Table 1 Otago and Marlborough schist, detrital zircon ages of schist protoliths U-Th-Pb isotopic ratios, measured and common-Pb corrected detrital zircon ages A) Western Otago: Samples 1-18 B) Marlborough: Samples 19-30 Supplementary Data Table 2 U-Pb zircon age data, southern New England Orogen granite suites: Samples 1-6 Key Points • Original protoliths are recognisable within the Haast Schist of New Zealand on the basis of distinctive detrital zircon age patterns. • The Aspiring Lithological Association (Otago Schist) of western Otago, is correlated with a similar belt of schistose rocks (Marlborough Schist) in western Marlborough, and both are assigned to a Waipapa Composite Terrane protolith of Jurassic to Late Triassic age. • The Jurassic-Late Triassic sandstones within Waipapa Composite Terrane are dominantly of granitoid provenance in eastern Australia. • Detrital zircons of Carboniferous age in Waipapa Composite Terrane support a possible New England Orogen provenance in northeastern NSW and southeastern Queensland, and also indicate possible primary sources for the gold and tungsten in the western Otago Schist and western Marlborough Schist. • This result is in marked contrast to eastern Otago Schist where the protolith is Rakaia Terrane of Late Triassic age and whose provenance is in central-eastern Queensland.

  • This vector data layer spatially represents chronostratigraphic grid based on the International Chronostratigraphic Chart (v 2021/10). Updates to this information are available at This grid was constructed using EPSG:4978 (WGS 84). It is also suitable for projection in EPSG:3031 (WGS 84/Antarctic Polar Stereographic). DOI: Cite data collection as: Cox, S. C., Smith Lyttle, B., & SCAR GeoMAP Action Group. (2022). ATA SCAR GeoMAP geology (v.2022-08) . GNS Science.

  • This collection of datasets contains the 1:50 000 geological data for the Middlemarch area, East Otago, New Zealand (Topo50 sheet CD16). They spatially represents an interpretation of geological and geophysical information compiled from new field work and existing data. The mapping frame for the majority of datasets is defined as surface geology (i.e. the bedrock and superficial deposits that would be visible if the overlying soil was removed or are exposed at the topographic surface). The data structure complies with the GeoSciML Portrayal standard where one exists and fields required by that standard were populated using the CGI Controlled Vocabulary (2012-11). The data should not be used at scales beyond that for which it was prepared. The spatial accuracy is estimated to be no better than +/- 100 m. The datasets were produced by GNS Science and are associated with Martin, A.P.; Cox, S.C.; Smith Lyttle, B. 2016: Geology of the Middlemarch area 1:50 000. GNS Science geological map 5. Lower Hutt, New Zealand. GNS Science.

  • Downstream infrastructure Maui offshore platforms; Tui and Maari FPSOs; Pohokura, Maari and Kupe unmanned platforms. Eight onshore production stations in Taranaki. North Island gas pipeline network, including pipelines to Gisborne and Hastings. Oil refinery and port at Marsden Point, Whangarei, with connections to the North Island gas pipeline network and a liquids pipeline to Auckland.

  • The GeoNet Aotearoa/New Zealand Seismic Digital Waveform data are archived and publicly available. The time-series include the GeoNet supported permanent and some temporary network deployments and are distributed using the standard miniSEED format and access options. Access options include FDSN and FDSN-NRT webservice, seedlink and for large data requests please contact This dataset includes data from a range of ground motion sensors (including short-period, broadband and strong motion). Instrument and site information are held in the GeoNet public metadata repository. This dataset includes continuous and triggered data. The geographic distribution of this dataset covers mainland New Zealand and includes Raoul and Chatham islands. The data comprise readings recorded by seismometers since the commencement in September 1986 of digital recording in New Zealand and is ongoing. DOI: Cite as: GNS Science. (2021). Aotearoa/New Zealand GeoNet Seismic Digital Waveform [Data set]. GNS Science.

  • This file comprises a NZ wide velocity derived from InSAR and GNSS data between 2003 and 2011 published in “ Hamling, I, J., Wright, T. J., Hreinsdottir, S., Wallace, L. M., 2021 A snapshot of New Zealand's dynamic deformation field from Envisat InSAR and GNSS observations between 2003 and 2011 Geophysical Research Letters. The file contains the full InSAR velocities, standalon GNSS over the same period and coastal Vertical Land Movement as detailed in the manuscrtipt DOI: Cite data as: GNS Science. (2021). A snapshot of New Zealand's dynamic deformation field from Envisat InSAR and GNSS observations between 2003 and 2011 [Data set]. GNS Science.

  • On 5 March 2021, at 2.27 AM local time (4 March 2021, 13:27:34 UTC), a Mw 7.3 earthquake woke up the North Island of New Zealand with strong and long shaking. Its epicentre was located about 170 km NE offshore Gisborne in the Hikurangi subduction zone. This was the first tsunami of a triplet occurring on the same day. The tsunami propagated from the source region to the north shore of New Zealand, with a very localised and limited impact. Maximum amplitudes of ~32.3 cm and ~6.6 cm were respectively recorded at East Cape (LOTT) and North Cape (NCPT) coastal tsunami gauges, located ~105 km and ~660 km away from the epicentre. At 6.41 AM (17:41:23 UTC), 4 hours and 14 minutes later, another earthquake triggered a tsunami in the southwestern Pacific region with a magnitude Mw 7.4 earthquake. This was located further north (~ 900 km) than the previous one, 50 km south of Raoul Island (New Zealand) on the Kermadec subduction zone. At 8.28 AM (19:28:33 UTC), 1 hour and 47 minutes later, a Mw 8.1 earthquake occurred very close to the earlier Mw 7.4 earthquake, 80 km southeast of Raoul Island. It triggered a third tsunami that was recorded on New Zealand DART stations and coastal gauges, and all around the Pacific Ocean. Those data presents the arrival times and amplitudes of the first and third tsunamis on the New Zealand coastal gauges. DOI: Cite data as: GNS Science. (2021). Pacific Ocean sea-level records of the 5 March 2021 triplet of tsunamis [Data set]. GNS Science.

  • Topographic map on paper, with handwritten annotations in ink and pencil, rich in detail, in fair condition. - Observation measure: interpretation only. - Map size B2. - Kingma compilation sheets for old 1:250 000 map. Keywords: MATAWAI; GEOLOGIC MAPS

  • Cross section on heavy paper, with annotation in pencil and ink, rich in detail, in good condition. - Observation measure: equal parts interpretation and observation. - Map size: B1. - Coordinates give very rough placement only. Keywords: WAIRARAPA; CROSS SECTIONS: TORA; FLAT POINT; TINUI