Kōrero: Sea floor geology

The New Zealand continent

The New Zealand continent

New Zealand’s islands are the higher ground of a mini-continent called Zealandia, which is about half the size of Australia. Underwater, the continent supports inshore fisheries, and some parts of it may also be mined for minerals in the future. Off the Taranaki coast it has been mined for oil and gas since the 1970s.

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Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, 'Sea floor geology - Zealandia: the New Zealand continent', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/5577/the-new-zealand-continent (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, published 12 Jun 2006