Location: Turoa - Mt Ruapehu
At approximately 3pm this afternoon there has been 3 avalanches beside the Turoa ski field. Turoa is on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu.
The avalanches did not occur on the ski field itself however it did encroach onto it.
At this point it is believed that no one is missing or injured as a result of this incident.
Emergency services and specialised squads are at the scene assessing the situation.
Any enquiries can be directed through the Police at Palmerston North 06 351-3600