Oh, goodness, Mt Tongariro erupted an hour ago. See www.stuff.co.nz. Or www.tvnz.co.nz. They've been talking about Mt Ruapehu (Mt Doom, where filming was done for LOTR) maybe erupting over the next few weeks and as a sort of afterthought, the scientists have mentioned Tongariro. Mts Ruapehu, Ngarahoe, and Tongariro are all side by side on the edge of The Desert Road in New Zealand. It doesn't seem an overly bad eruption as of this moment. Scientists also said that there seems to be some sort of activity on White Island also. White Island is a good four hours drive away from Tongariro and is off the coast of Ohope Beach.
Guess where I'm driving to very soon?: Yes, (1) Ohope Beach! Oh, and (2) The Desert Road!