Rotorua unaffected by the minor eruption
7 August 2012
Media Release: Destination Rotorua Marketing
Rotorua unaffected by the minor eruption of Mt Tongariro
Rotorua was unaffected by the minor eruption of Mt Tongariro last night at 11.50pm and it is business as usual in the region which is welcoming visitors.
Ash fell around Mt Tongariro, a 2 hour drive (150km) from Rotorua, and the latest assessment from GNS Science is that eruption activity has subsided.
Regional Civil Defence is on alert and monitoring the situation.
Destination Rotorua Marketing general manager Oscar Nathan said the region’s tourism activities are still operating as per usual today.
“We are welcoming international and domestic visitors to Rotorua which is the birthplace of New Zealand tourism. Visitors can discover authentic culture and explore physical pursuits that will leave them both thrilled and inspired.”
For more information about Rotorua as a destination to visit see www.rotoruaNZ.com