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A dead chronicle is one where the author gathers his list of events up to the time of his writing, but does not record further events as they occur.
A live chronicle is where one or more authors add to a chronicle in a regular fashion, recording contemporary events shortly after they occur.
The zones in New Zealand are defined by trenches in the north and in the south and by the Alpine Fault which connects the two.
This plate boundary has shaped the size of New Zealand and also defines its geology.
Sometimes the land uplifted only to be worn down again and be pushed back into the sea. The Tuhua Orogeny, late Devonian to Carboniferous period (about 370 to 330 million years ago) The long period of sedimentation ended with a period of pressure and uplift.
Sea floor sediments were pushed up, folded and melted together to form mountains.
Unlike the modern historian, most chroniclers tended to take their information as they found it, and made little attempt to separate fact from legend.
To the south of the South Island, the situation is reversed.
A chronicle which traces world history is called a universal chronicle.
Scholars categorize the genre of chronicle into two subgroups: live chronicles, and dead chronicles.
It was the beginning of the area that is now known as New Zealand and was just off the coast of Gondwana.
Some volcanic islands built up after they became extinct, were covered with sands and mud, washed down from the land.