Part 1 Basins related to permian-to-early cretaceous convergence on the Gondwana margin: geology and geochemistry of the Caples Terrane, Otago, New Zealand - compositional variations near a Permo-Triassic arc margin, B.P. Roser et al; the Murihiku arc-related basin of New Zealand (Triassic-Jurassic), P.F. Ballance and J.D. Campbell. Part 2 Basins related to cretaceous-to-paleogene extension: cretaceous continental rifts - New Zealand region, M.G. Laird; sedimentary evolution of the bounty through - a cretaceous Rift Basin, southwestern Pacific Ocean, L. Carter and R.M. Carter; the bounty trough - basement structure influences on sedimentary basin evolution, B. Davy; the Paleo-Pacific, post-subduction, passive margin thermal relaxation sequence (late Cretaceous-Paleogene) of the drifting New Zealand continent, P.F. Ballance; 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; volcano-tectonic controls on sedimentation in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand, R.C.M. Smith et al. Part 3 Basins related to Neogene convergence: the Tonga Frontal-Arc basin, D.R. Tappin; the New Zealand Neogene forearc basins, P.F. Ballance; Southern Havre trough-bay of plenty, (New Zealand) - structure and seismic stratigraphy of an active back-arc basin complex, I.C. Wright; crustal dynamics associated with the formation of Wanganui basin, New Zealand, T.A. Stern et al; the emerging, imbricate frontal wedge of the Hikurangi margin, K.B. Lewis, J.R. Pettinga; Cenozoic basins adjacent to an evolving transform plate boundary, southwest New Zealand, R.J. Norris and I.M. Turnbull; a subsiding platform adjacent to a plate boundary transpression zone - Neogene of Canterbury, New Zealand, B.D. Field and G.H. Browne; regression-related coal-bearing sequences in the Neogene of New Zealand - relation to the developing alpine fault transform, P.J. Crosdale; Hauraki rift - a young, active, intra-continental rift in a back-arc setting, M.P. Hochstein and P.F. Ballance. Part 4 Individual basins with dual histories - cretaceous-to-paleogene extension followed by Neogene convergence: cretaceous-tertiary sedimentation and implied tectonic controls on the structural evolution of Taranaki basin, New Zealand, J.A. Palmer and P.B. Andrews; the Chatham rise, New Zealand, R.A. Wood and R.H. Herzer; the Challenger Plateau, R. Wood; depositional and tectonic history of the Great South Basin, J.M. Beggs; references index; subject index.