Kōrero: Historic volcanic activity

A solution to Ohakune’s flagging economy

A solution to Ohakune’s flagging economy

Continued outpourings of ash in 1995 meant that the Mt Ruapehu skifields were closed – a disaster for Ohakune and the other towns whose economy depended on tourists. In his cartoon, Tom Scott suggested that the town’s icon, a huge fibreglass carrot, could be used to plug the vent.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-240-018
Cartoon by Tom Scott

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu since 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/6884/a-solution-to-ohakunes-flagging-economy (accessed 30 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006