Kōrero: Geothermal energy

Wairoa geyser, 1906 (1 o 2)

Wairoa geyser, 1906

Wairoa geyser was the largest at Whakarewarewa, near Rotorua, but it did not erupt regularly. The spurts were sometimes induced – especially to impress special visitors – with the help of soap. Typically, a water column up to 60 metres high was ejected for a minute or so, followed by smaller, spasmodic shots. The longest recorded eruption, on 8 January 1903, lasted 130 minutes.

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Photograph by Bill Hammond

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carol Stewart, 'Geothermal energy - Heat from the earth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5422/wairoa-geyser-1906 (accessed 16 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Carol Stewart, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006