26 November 2010 Erosion has caused huge slips in the Hangatahua/Stony River area. These are visible on Mt Taranaki.
A large dust cloud formed at the base of Mt Taranaki, after massive erosion on the mountain. Locals noticed huge
billowing clouds of dust, evidence of the amount of debris in motion, entering the nearby Hangatahua/Stony river.
Millions of tones of debris have fallen into the River below and has effectively made the river a dead river with no trout being able to survive the onslaught.
The huge slips - which have formed giant canyons - are visible from the city of New Plymouth.
The slips occured in the Hangatahua/Stony River/Okato/Oakura area. In the web camera view it is on the right hand side of the mountain. Scientists are always monitoring the erosion on Mt Taranaki and the mountain has been described as very unstable.