From beneath you, it may devour

One thing that’s quite hard to forget when you’re in Auckland is just how many volcanoes are all around you – and they’re probably due for an erruption sometime soon. So say you’re a bit of a masochist¬†and you really want to scare yourself. Get yourself to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the Domain, pay the $5 “voluntary donation” fee, and head up to the first floor. Go to the Volcanoes permanent exhibition. Find the house model at #7 Pua Street. Wait for the green entrance light, and go into the lounge. Sit down and laugh at Kate Hawksby’s TVNZ newsflash¬†on the TV screen. Then wait for the panic attack to set in as Rangitoto errupts outside the window…