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Fig. 1: Diagram showing topographic expression of the main formations of the Paekakariki-Otaki district. I Greywacke suite. II Oligocene. III Reikorangi Gravels. IV Penult. glacial stage terraces. V Otaki Formation. VI Parata Gravels. VII Matenga Fanglomerate. VIII Glacial valley in Tararua Range. IX Kenakena Formation. X Post-glacial cliff. XI Foxton Dunesand. XII Taupo Dunesand. XIII Motuiti and Waitarere Dunesand Fig. 3: Section exposed in south bank, Waikanae River, 0.75 km. downstream from main road bridge. A: Otaki Dunesand (Last Interglacial). B: Interglacial Paleosol. C: Waimahoe Lignite (< 35,000 years B.P.). D: Weathered gravel. E: Tini Loess (35,400 ± 900 years B.P. at top). F: Parata Gravel (? c. 20,000 years B.P.). (N.Z. Geological Survey, photo)


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