The Tangiwai Disaster

  • Terms 1-4
  • $7 per student (or $3 when in-conjunction with another lesson)
  • Army Museum and at Tangiwai disaster site
  • 2 hours
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This programme is for the following year groups: Year 4-6 , Year 7-8, Year 9-10.

Is Mount Ruapehu alive? What is a lahar? What happens to the local environment when a volcano is active?

Visit the site of the Tangiwai disaster – students will observe and learn how the natural world affects communities. Students can compare the response of the NZ Army in 1957 to the modern response to natural disasters.