When you become a member of the GSNZ you will be joining the largest community of geoscientists in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Our strength lies in our members and the diversity and experience they bring to our Society with their backgrounds in education, CRIs, local authorities and consultancies.
Through your membership you will have access to a network of international colleagues with a range of skills and knowledge to assist you in your career.



The GSNZ supports and publishes a large range of geological books, field guides, maps, newsletters, and other resources specific to Aotearoa New Zealand geoscience. Many of these are available for free download, while others are available for purchase directly or indirectly from this website.

Our most popular book is the award-winning 'A Continent of the Move'. It is a beautifully-illustrated summary of the present knowledge of Aotearoa New Zealand geosciences with over 130 contributing authors.

A very popular resource is the Field Wallet, a pocket-sized quick reference tool for geoscience fieldwork.

GSNZ Conference

Early Bird Closes 30 October

The programme will include the latest research on last year’s Whakaari eruption and the rapid developments that have been made in delivering geoscience teaching online as a result of the COVID pandemic.

Sessions will also showcase the most recent research on the active tectonics of New Zealand, the climate record, New Zealand’s marine environment today and in the past, and the glaciology of Antarctica and New Zealand, and bring together scientists, policy makers and practitioners to discuss how to improve risk and hazard outcomes for New Zealand society.