NO CAUSE FOR ALARM P.A. WELLINGTON, this day. The increasing activity on Mount Ruapehu has caused the authorities at Ohakune and Waiouru to make arrangements for the evacuation of the areas if necessary. The steps taken are precautionary and officials emphasised last night that there was no cause for alarm. At Waiouru about forty lorries are standing ready for instant use should the. situation become serious. Culminating in a shattering explosion soon after 7 o'clock yesterday morning, the mountain made its most spectacular display yet and ash fell heavily on Waiouru and Taihape. and also on Ohakune. The Mayor of Ohakune, Mr. H. F. L. Delamar, stated last night that fantastic rumours were spreading. Ash had fallen in Ohakune on Sunday afternoon, but that was all. A report that a seven ton boulder had fallen near Waiouru was also dis counted. Railwaymen at Taihape had reported seeing a column of steam rising out of the bush nea • National Park and this might mean that the mountain had become active in an entirely new area.
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EVACUATION PLANS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945
EVACUATION PLANS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945
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