Story: Historic volcanic activity

Ash from the 1945 Ruapehu eruption

Depending on the wind direction, Ruapehu showered ash over much of the central North Island during 1945. It was a nuisance to people who lived in the area, but it did not have a major effect on transport or communications.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 211. National Film Unit, 1945

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu, 1861–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/6861/ash-from-the-1945-ruapehu-eruption (accessed 6 July 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, published 12 Jun 2006