Tagged: Mount Ruapehu

Where is New Zealand’s highest point? - Out of Space

Duncan Steel May 01, 2020

Did you know that the top of Mount Cook is by no means New Zealand’s furthest point from the centre of the Earth? And that Samoa’s tallest mountain is seven kilometres further from our planet’s core than anywhere in NZ? The highest point anywhere, in terms of separation from Earth’s centre? — It’s not Mount Everest.  It’s the sort of … Read More

Ambae volcano’s crater lakes make it a serious threat to Vanuatu - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 30, 2017

By Chris Firth, Macquarie University  If you turned on the television this week, you may have seen coverage of the potentially imminent eruption of Mount Agung volcano in Bali. However, Mt Agung is not the only volcano in the region behaving badly. An evacuation of 10,000 residents in Vanuatu has been announced thanks to increasing levels … Read More

The Snows of Ruapehu - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Sep 13, 2010

Mount Ruapehu could be viewed as New Zealand’s Kilimanjaro: the upper slopes of its formidable volcanic mass tower above the plain below, hosting glaciers that, considering the surrounding desert climes, have only the most tenuous claim to existence. As is the case with its Tanzanian counterpart — vividly documented in the 2006’s An Inconvenient Truth — Ruapehu’s glaciers … Read More