Bolts of lightning light up the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano as it explodes, sending tonnes of ash 15,000m into the sky. Photo / AP
Flights over New Zealand could be disrupted for days as ash from the Chilean volcanic eruption drifts across the country.
The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile began erupting on June 4, with the ash plume drifting thousands of kilometres across the South Atlantic, South Africa, Indian Ocean, Tasmania and now across New Zealand.
It forced the cancellation of more than 60 New Zealand flights and left more than 7000 passengers stranded over the weekend.