I was on a research vessel for 12 days, to help with some seafloor data collection along the east of New Zealand (Hikurangi subduction zone), which is related to my Masters project. The ship sailed from Wellington. We collected sediment cores, seismic data and bathymetry data. It was really cool to work alongside marine geologists and geophysicists, and be involved with a project like this.
Was in Dunedin for a couple of days last week. Here are some photos. The first one is the general Otago landscape, and the next two are of the Moeraki boulders, which are these calcite concretions that have formed over long periods of time.