While geologists talk about the volcanic origins of Taranaki, Maori legend focuses on the peak as a person, as a man living in the centre of the North Island before going to battle with rival Mount Tongariro
over the beautiful, smaller Mount Pihanga.
The couple had just completed the Tongariro
Alpine Crossing - an eighthour hike past Mount Ngauruhoe.
Once in the fast current of the world-famous Tongariro
River she made a long cast and hooked a massive rainbow trout.
NZNO's team was Wilson, organiser Julie Governor and RNs Trish Carter (Tongariro
Prison) and Gabrielle Allen (Arohata Prison).
On a clear day, you can even see the volcano in Tongariro
National Park, 124 miles away.
Quake and volcano monitoring service GNS Science raised the alert for Mount Ruapehu, in the North Island's Tongariro
National Park, which last erupted in 2007.
Hikers and climbers in New Zealand have been warned to stay away from Tongariro
National Park's Mount Ruapehu, which has been featured in "The Lord Of The Rings" movies.
If you want a taste of Mordor and are feeling fit then the Tongariro
Crossing which passes by Mt Ngauruhoe - otherwise known as Mount Doom - is a must.
They include the Maasai Mara in Kenya, Yosemite National Park in the USA and the Tongariro
National Park in New Zealand.