Kirsty Nixon exhibition, Red Pohutukawa and Flax paintings, Rangitoto and Coromandel paintings, blue sky and sea art, beach scenes, New Zealand landscape artist, Matauri Bay, acrylic on canvas, NZ bach scenes, colourful New Zealand landscapes, red and green landscapes ,
CHAMPAGNE POOL, NEW ZEALAND :: The 60-metres deep crater of Champagne Pool torn open during a volcanic explosion in Wai-O-Tapu 900 years ago. The spring water in the basin is heated to 75 degrees Celsius. Heat loving bacteria cover the crust, where minerals are deposited. The orange colour is evidence of antimony compounds.