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Waitematā strata

Waitematā strata

These cliffs in Takapuna are made of ‘Waitematā strata’ – layers of sandstone and mudstone, as well as volcanic ash, compacted into sedimentary rock over the last 5 million years.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Landforms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016