DOC Tongariro District Operations Manager Bhrent Guy says Dome Shelter is hard to find in a blizzard and “even on a good weather day in winter” the top hatch was usually frozen shut.

“The shed hasn’t served as an effective shelter for two decades and, since 2011, the important volcano monitoring equipment has been housed in the purpose-built ‘Matarangi’ facility at Glacier Knob.”

The Dome Shelter on Mt Ruapehu can be very hard to spot in a blizzard, as evidenced in this photo.

He said DOC is sensitive to the history surrounding the building and has been working with individuals and organisations connected to incidents associated with Dome Shelter.

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