Research investigates the relatively misunderstood tectonic events and associated deformation that affected eastern Gondwana during the Permo-Triassic. Specifically, it examines a Permo-Triassic terrane that currently resides in the South Island of New Zealand, and aims to establish its deformational history, relative rotations and precise timing of deformation. This research will address the Hunter-Bowen orogeny from a fresh angle, and will provide new insights into the timing, intensity and context of this major event(s). Ultimately, outcomes of this project will provide a crucial missing link to the reconstruction of Gondwana.

Project members

Matthew Campbell

PhD candidate