Recovery: What to do after volcanic activity

This page provides volcanic activity recovery messages.

Continue to follow official advice provided by your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group, the Department of Conservation (for visitors to the Tongariro and Taranaki National Parks), local authorities, and emergency services.

  • Stay out of designated restricted zones.
  • If you have been evacuated, do not return home until told it is safe to do so.
  • Keep children indoors and discourage playing in ash.
  • Keep animals indoors until ash is cleaned up or washed away. If pets go outside, brush ash from their paws and fur before letting them back indoors.

Be prepared for further ash falls and accumulation.