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i like the way this article flows around tht images, maybe not liked by others, but I have found it hard to do elsewhere. I am rather hoping that this mountain puts on a display for me in this lifetime, as Ruapehu did some 11 years ago. I'm driving past on friday (this week) and tuesday (next week) These are amongst my favorite places to visit, driving up the Bruce road is a fantastic experience. climbing to the summit is a truly awesome thing to do. you can look on Ngauruhoe from its own height, and watch the clouds swirl around it. thanks guys, cool article,moza 08:41, 25 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

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Portrayal in Cinema statements[edit]

  • Please provide sources for the statements you added to Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe. Thanks. RedWolf 15:32, 19 March

2007 (UTC)

  • I did. I provided a link to Mount Doom, which redirects to Orodruin, which in turn contains the entry

Film representations[edit]

In Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Mount Doom was represented by Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu, both active volcanoes in New Zealand. In long shots the mountain is either a large model or a CGI effect, or a combination. It was not permitted to film the summit of Ngauruhoe because it is sacred to Māori of the region. However, some scenes on the slopes of Mount Doom were filmed on the slopes of another nearby volcano, Mount Ruapehu.

Film appearances[edit]

In this section, it mentions Killy's two ski descents. States that it was filmed twice because Killy fell down on first attempt.

However, at the entry on Jean Claude Killy, it states that the reason for the second filming was due to cloud cover obscuring his first attempt.

So which us it - - - falling down or cloud cover? 2600:8800:50B:6700:C23F:D5FF:FEC5:89B6 (talk) 07:22, 21 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]


According to Te Ara encyclopedia of NZ, the name means thus:

The name Ngauruhoe – the peak of Uruhoe –commemorates the slave whom Ngatoroirangi, archpriest of Arawa canoe, sacrificed in order to add mana to his plea for fire to be sent from Hawaiki. When this arrived, Uruhoe's body was flung into the crater that bears his name.


The usual name now used in NZ offical publications is Ngāuruhoe although of course Ngāuruhoe is more usual in English. Taupō had a page move after much debate. see Talk:Lake_Taupō. ChaseKiwi (talk) 20:14, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Mount Ngauruhoe

Mount Ngauruhoe is a volcanic cone in New Zealand. It is the youngest vent in the Tongariro stratovolcano complex on the Central Plateau of the North Island, and first erupted about 2,500 years ago. Ngauruhoe was New Zealand's most active volcano in the 20th century, with 45 eruptions, the most recent in 1977. This panoramic photograph, taken from Mount Tongariro, shows Mount Ngauruhoe and its surroundings, with Mount Ruapehu in the background.

Photograph credit: KennyOMG

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