The Big Break-up

“Somewhere east of New Zealand, where Gondwana’s break-up may have started some 130 million years ago, with New Zealand splitting from Australia, ‘the last resources of mankind’ could be awaiting discovery. So say a crew of German researchers, who will spend December analysing rock formations 4 kilometres under water near the Chatham Islands.

Tags: Australia  Chatham Islands  Gondwana  New Zealand  rock formations  Sydney Morning Herald (The)