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Mt. Ngaruhoe exhibits both pyroclastic flow eruptions and Strombolian eruptions. Which type of eruption do you think is more hazardous and why?

If Mt. Ngaruhoe erupted 70 times between 1850 and 1977, what was the frequency of the eruptions?

Based on the myth of North Island, how did the early Masai incorporate the geography of North Island into their life? Write your own myth describing the geography of your area.

The Department of Energy estimates geothermal energy in the Earth's crust amounts to 50,000 times the energy of all oil and gas resources in the world! Discuss ways to harness and encourage use of this environmentally friendly resource.

Visit the New Zealand Learning Organization's Year 2000 site.

Learn more about Tongariro National Park at Nature & Co.