New Zealand’s Yellowstone

“When I read about Rotorua’s Lady Knox Geyser that erupts at 10:15 every morning, I knew this was something I wouldn’t see in Yellowstone,” Pat Bellinghausen writes for the Missoulian. “While Lady Knox erupts on schedule, 46 geysers in New Zealand have gone extinct because of geothermal wells, according to researchers. Farther south on the North Island, 89 geysers became extinct when flooded by a reservoir. About 940 geysers survive on Earth – 30 in New Zealand and 500 in Yellowstone, where they have been preserved for the amazement of visitors for 140 years.”


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On a Road Trip about the North Island

On a Road Trip about the North Island

A journalist for Canada’s Calgary Herald spent several weeks traipsing across New Zealand. In the first of two stories about the country, Will Ferguson details what he found on the North…