|Name||Abbreviation||Start date (Ma)||Named after|
|Haumurian stage||Mh||84.0||Haumuri Bluff|
|Raukumara epoch||R||Raukumara Range|
|Clarence epoch||C||Clarence River|
|Motuan stage||Cm||103.3||Motu River|
|Urutawan stage||Cu||108.4||Urutawa, a hill north of Matawai|
|Taitai epoch||U||Taitai, a hill near Ruatoria|
Read more about this topic: New Zealand Geologic Time Scale, List of New Zealand Geologic Time Epochs and Stages, Mesozoic Era
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