Table of Contents Introduction. List of Contributors. PART A: Basins Related to Permian-to-Early Cretaceous Convergence on the Gondwana Margin. 1. Geology and Geochemistry of the Caples Terrane, Otago, New Zealand: Compositional Variations near a Permo-Triassic Arc Margin (B.P. Roser et al.). 2. The Murihiku Arc-Related Basin of New Zealand (Triassic-Jurassic) (P.F. Ballance, J.D. Campbell). PART B: Basins Related to Cretaceous-to-Paleogene Extension. 3. Cretaceous Continental Rifts: New Zealand Region (M.G. Laird). 4. Sedimentary Evolution of the Bounty Trough: a Cretaceous Rift Basin, Southwestern Pacific Ocean. (L. Carter, R.M. Carter). 5. The Bounty Trough - Basement Structure Influences on Sedimentary Basin Evolution (B. Davy). 6. The Paleo-Pacific, Post-Subduction, Passive Margin Thermal Relaxation Sequence (Late Cretaceous-Paleogene) of the Drifting New Zealand Continent (P.F. Ballance). PART C: Basins Related To Neogene Convergence. 7. The Tempestuous 10 Million Year Life of a Double Arc and Intra-Arc Basin - New Zealand's Northland Basin in the Early Miocene (B.W. Hayward). 8. Volcano-Tectonic Controls on Sedimentation in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand (R.C.M. Smith et al.). 9. The Tonga Frontal-Arc Basin (D.R. Tappin). 10. The New Zealand Neogene Forearc Basins (P.F. Ballance). 11. Southern Havre Trough-Bay of Plenty (New Zealand): Structure and Seismic Stratigraphy of an Active Back-Arc Basin Complex (I.C. Wright). 12. Crustal Dynamics Associated with the Formation of Wanganui Basin, New Zealand (T.A. Stern, G.M. Quinlan, W.E. Holt). 13. The Emerging, Imbricate Frontal Wedge of the Hikurangi Margin (K.B. Lewis, J.R.Pettinga). 14. Cenozoic Basins Adjacent to an Evolving Transform Plate Boundary, Southwest New Zealand (R.J. Norris, I.M. Turnbull). 15. A Subsiding Platform Adjacent to a Plate Boundary Transpression Zone: Neogene of Canterbury, New Zealand (B.D. Field, G.H. Browne). 16. Regression-Related Coal-Bearing Sequences in the Neogene of New Zealand: Relation to the Developing Alpine Fault Transform (P.J. Crosdale). 17. Hauraki Rift: A Young, Active, Intra-Continental Rift in a Back-Arc Setting (M.P. Hochstein, P.F. Ballance). PART D: Individual Basins with Dual Histories: Cretaceous-to-Paleogene Extension Followed by Neogene Convergence. 18. Cretaceous-Tertiary Sedimentation and Implied Tectonic Controls on the Structural Evolution of Taranaki Basin, New Zealand (J.A. Palmer, P.B. Andrews). 19. The Chatham Rise, New Zealand (R.A. Wood, R.H. Herzer). 20. The Challenger Plateau (R.A. Wood). 21. Depositional and Tectonic History of the Great South Basin (J.M. Beggs). PART E: Summary. 22. A Distant View of South Pacific Geology (K.J. Hsü). References Index. Subject Index.