13 Nov 2020

Eruption on Mt Taranaki could knock out power to entire region

From Checkpoint, 5:55 pm on 13 November 2020

Contrary to popular opinion Mount Taranaki is neither extinct nor dormant - but an active volcano with a 50 percent chance of erupting within the next 50 years.

New modelling's revealed a significant eruption could knock out power to the entire region - and send volcanic mudflows to the coastline.

RNZ Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.