Story: Hot springs, mud pools and geysers

One way to restore the geysers

One way to restore the geysers

The decline of the geysers at Whakarewarewa caused widespread concern because they were a tourist attraction for Rotorua. In this 1983 cartoon, Nevile Lodge suggested that one way to restore the thermal activity would be to use coal from the nearby Waikato coalfields.

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Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

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Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - Protecting geothermal features', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2022)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006