According to geological records, the volcano has erupted 28 times in the last 27,000 years.
It has ejected mostly rhyolitic lava, although Mount Tauhara formed from dacitic lava.
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The initial event 26,500 years ago is known as the Oruanui eruption.
It was the world's largest known eruption over the past 70,000 years, ejecting 1170 cubic kilometres of material and causing several hundred square kilometres of surrounding land to collapse and form the caldera.
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