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  1. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Climbing couple die on New Zealand mountain

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... in a snow cave on a New Zealand mountain for two nights in bitterly cold conditions, police said on Monday. Police identified the pair as 31-year-old Hiroki Ogawa, a Japanese geoscientist studying ... that he received a text from his daughter on Sunday night saying she did not think she would survive. Keith Sutton described Ogawa, an experienced mountaineer, as “a very special man” who tried ...

  2. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Australian and English climbers killed in New Zealand

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 11:41am

    ... were inexperienced and insufficiently equipped. Police said the other three men were rescued on Sunday after spending the night on the mountain. ...

  3. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    More eruptions tipped for New Zealand volcano

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 09:19am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Lingering ash from a volcanic eruption in New Zealand disrupted flights across parts of the North Island on Thursday, as scientists warned the mountain ... Scott said. “Eruptions are not expected to escalate in size.” Just days before the mountain rumbled to life, scientists warned that neighbouring Mount Ruapehu was ready to erupt as pressure ...

  4. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    'Lord of the Rings' volcano in New Zealand erupts for the 2nd time

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... hikers who were walking on trails along the mountain's base were safe after the eruption of Mount Tongariro. It was the volcano's second blast in less than four months, sending a dark ash plume about three kilometers into the sky. Authorities issued a no-fly alert above the mountain located in a sparsely populated area of central North Island. National carrier Air New ...

  5. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand volcano used as Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings may erupt

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... mountain was estimated at 800 degrees Celsius, while at the lake itself it was just 20 degrees. It said the finding indicated a vent was partially blocked, leading to increased pressure that would ... of the mountain but causing no injuries. In 1953, a massive lahar from the volcano caused New Zealand's worst rail disaster when it washed away a bridge at Tangiwai. A passenger train plunged ...



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