October 19, 2012
Tongariro Crossing track reopens
Ngati Hikairo has today lifted a rahui to allow the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to reopen.
The track was closed in August when the mountain erupted.
A rahui will remain for a 1km hazard zone around the Te Maari crater.
Since the eruption, the Tuwharetoa hapu has forged a closer relationship with the Department of Conservation, and it is now more involved in guiding and giving information on the history of the area.