Mount Ruapehu had been showing signs of activity for 4 months and it finally erupted on 25 September 1995 closing airports all over the North island.
Eruptions blanketed the island in mud and volcanic rock and a new crater appeared.
The severe earthquake generated over 200 landslides and a small scale tsunami.
The earthquake shook up the Bay of Plenty.
A tephra dam which had been holding back crater lack burst, sending a lahar down the mountain. 1.4 million cubic meters of mud, rock and water thundered down the Whangaehu river.
A hydrothermal eruption occurred without warning.
The lower South island felt the tremors of a earthquake off the coast of Fiordland
The offshore event caused buildings to collapse in the CBD
A level one warning was issued after a GNS scientist found irregular signs of volcanic activity.
The biggest earthquake in 80 years
Caused severe building damage, it revealed the west east fault line under the Canterbury plains.
The city of Christchurch experienced a major earthquake centered south of the city. 185 casualties.
The aviation colour code was raised from green to yellow because of unusually high water temperatures under the crater.
A minor eruption occurred sending ash into the air.
Mount Tongariro erupted after months of increased activity. The eruption occurred at the Te Māri craters.
A GNS scientist warned that the pressure beneath the crater was likely building up and that a eruption was expected.