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WELLINGTON, yesterday

The acting-Secretary of the General Post Office has received the following telegrams from the post and telegraph officers regarding tlie eruption of Ngauruhoe: — From Waiouru : Ngauruhoe became very active early this. morning. Loud reports were 'heard' about 2 a.ni; and the sky had been very overcast with dust and sulphurous ashes all day, and at present shows no signs of abating. I understand the coach from Tokaanu will- be unable to leave there for Waioru.

From Karioi : Not sure Ngauruhoe or Tongariro, but think Ngauruhoe. Early this morning Karioi had a slight coating of a light slatish colored ash. v No one heard any report. Large volumes of smoke are going, up arid travelling due east towards the Kaimanawa probably from change of wind. No alarm or danger is expected. . From Apiti : Volcanic dust has been falling here since 2.30 pan. today. Reports to hand say ISigauruhoe is in eruption. From Ohakune": Ngauruhoe eruption started at 5 p.m. yesterday with a rumbling noise lasting three or four hoiirs. Smoke and steam are at present rising two to three thousand feet', obscuring lluapheu. Soine new geysers appear to have broken out at the foot of Ruapehu on the Waimarino side. Ohakune was sprinkled with dust from the, mountain this morning. From Tokaanu : Ngauruhoe burst at 8 o'clock this morning, throwing forth thick volumes of sand and steam. It has been continually in eruption ever since, with eight reports. ■ There were no earthquakes. "Will wire you further developments. Further det'ails are that lava is running down Ngauruhoe. The Rangataria correspondent o'f the N.Z. Times telegraphs that Ngauruhoe is violently active. Dense .volumes of smoke and steam are issuing from the crater. Rangatawa and all to the southward of Ngauruhoe are covered _with a thin layer of ashes this morning.

Tokaanu. also reports Tongarjro in eruption. The inhabitants in the district' cannot see for smoke and are. much alarmed.

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NGAURUHOE AND TONGARIRO IN ERUPTION., Bush Advocate, Volume XXI, Issue 212, 10 March 1909

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NGAURUHOE AND TONGARIRO IN ERUPTION. Bush Advocate, Volume XXI, Issue 212, 10 March 1909

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