GNS Science is monitoring the situation and have issued a Volcanic Alert Bulletin which retains the volcanic alert level
as Level 2 but increases the Aviation Colour Code from Orange to Red. Ash cloud predictions are usually issued every 6
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is monitoring the situation and has issued a Potential Threat to New Zealand Advisory which
remains in place for
-Bay of Plenty
The National Crises Management Centre has not been activated.
Regional and local Civil Defence Emergency Management is monitoring the situation. Local council CDEM, Police and
Department of Conservation are currently meeting in Taupo. There has been some local self-evacuation, but no evacuation
has been ordered by authorities.
A further update will be issued after 9am.
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