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Anniversary Event for Ruapehu's 95-96 Eruptions

NEWS RELEASE from GNS Science*

10 OCTOBER 2005

Anniversary Event to Focus on Ruapehu's 95-96 Eruptions

Scientists, emergency managers, public, the media, and university students will gather at Whakapapa Village this weekend for an anniversary event to discuss the lessons learnt from Mt Ruapehu's eruptions 10 years ago.

Starting on October 14, the event will feature a range of public activities and workshop sessions for the 70 people who have registered.

The series of spectacular eruptions, the biggest in New Zealand for 50 years, captured world media attention. Remarkably, there were no deaths or serious injuries even though the eruptions coincided with the ski season.

At a workshop on Saturday participants will discuss the good and indifferent features about the way the 1995-96 eruptions were managed, and the lessons learnt. Organisers aim to produce a list of action points to ensure that New Zealand is better prepared for future volcanic eruptions.

Included in the event is a public presentation on Friday evening featuring scientists, Department of Conservation staff, and iwi representatives covering the eruptions from every viewpoint. It will also feature a compilation of video footage of the eruptions. The two-hour presentation starts at 5pm on October 14 at the Department of Conservation Whakapapa Visitor Centre, Whakapapa Village, Ruapehu. Activities for the public will continue on Saturday and Sunday with guided walks.

The event is part of Disaster Reduction Week, which is supported by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management. Media are welcome to attend the Saturday workshop at Whakapapa Holiday Park Lodge starting at 4pm.

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