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