It is with great sadness that Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro and Ngati Tūwharetoa acknowledge a recent death in Tongariro National Park.

Date:  30 June 2024

He rāhui

He aitua! He aitua!

A rāhui has been placed on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu above 2,000 m until Tuesday 2 July at 6 am.

On Saturday 29 June 2024 a climber in the vicinity of Whangaehu Hut on Mt Ruapehu passed away as a result of injuries sustained during a fall.

NZ Police, the Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation (RARO) and Tukino Ski Field staff collaborated to rescue the climber.

All involved have expressed their condolences to the family, friends and whānau of the deceased.

To show respect, all hikers in the area are asked to consider refraining from accessing the area during the rāhui.


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