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15.07.21 Public talk: WAITAKI VALLEY - A PALEONTOLOGIST'S PARADISE

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presents:

Waitaki Valley

A Paleontologist's Paradise


  • The Waitaki Valley has many exposures of ancient marine rocks that have yielded some fantastic fossils, which tell us much about the region's and Aotearoa's past.

  • Learn about some of the amazing fossil discoveries that have been made in the Waitaki Valley and hear about the paleontological significance of some of the geopark's sites.


A presentation by Henry Gard

Henry Gard is a Senior Laboratory and Collection Technician with GNS Science, a government-owned earth science research institute. His key roles there are preparing microfossils and curating part of the National Paleontology Collection. He grew up in Duntroon, a small town in the Waitaki Valley and studied geology and paleontology at the University of Otago. Henry also works on fossil mollusc shells.



6 - 7pm Thursday 15 July Ōamaru Library, 62 Thames Street. Please note that events will be postponed during Covid-19 Alert Level 2 or higher!

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