Whaanau explore 200+ species of ancient fossils

April 5, 2022

Whaanau from Makaurau Marae recently visited Watercare’s Central Interceptor site in Maangere. It was a special opportunity to explore the recently unearthed shell piles that contain more than 200 species of mollusc and fossils.

The shells have come from a five-metre-thick shell bed layer in the geological Kaawa Formation, some 35 metres below the earth’s surface. Some of the fossils are millions of years old and recently, a stingray tooth was discovered in the collection. See this story on Te Ao Māori News for more information.