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Landslides reported from media sources during November 2014. Sunday 2 November Heavy rain and strong winds forced the closure of the Milford Road (SH 94). Monday 10 November Falls Road and Sandspit Road in Warkworth were reduced to one lane by landslides. Monday 17 November A section of a walking track at Albert Town has been closed by bank erosion and subsidence. The Queenstown-Lakes District Council recently barricaded a short section of about 25m but has now closed about 300m of track,…
Ruapehu: Crater Lake records lowest temperature since 2010 Crater Lake is currently in a cooling trend and has now reached below 15°C. This is the lowest temperature we have recorded from the data logger installed in April 2010. Since the lake was re-established in 1999, following its removal during the 1995-1996 eruptions the temperature has ranged from 13.5 to 60.8°C. Lake temperatures have been below 15°C on three separate occasions since 1999; 21 September 2004 (14.3°C), 15 August 2007 (13.…

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