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A statement has been made that the terraces at Rotomahana are reforming, but the Hon. Mr Mitchelson, who would probablv have been informed had such been the ease,’ heard nothing about it during his recent visit to Rotorua. He says fern is springing up on the deposit of mud, and many of the trees which were stripped of leaves and branches, especially the pohutakawas, are putting out foliage well. Ihe country, however, still wears a desolate aspect. The bed of Lake Rotomahann, which was so enlarged by the eruption as to take in little Lake Waimakariri close by, is rapidly filling with water, but has not yet formed an outlet. There is now a depth of at least 100 ft of water. Mr M itchelson rode down the Waiotapu Valley and visited the small terraces and hot springs and terraces to be found there. He also went over to Orakei Korako. This place is out of the beaten track, and difficult of access, but is well worth a visit.

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SCENE OF THE TARAWERA ERUPTION., Issue 8056, 5 November 1889

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SCENE OF THE TARAWERA ERUPTION. Issue 8056, 5 November 1889

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