This is Mt. Ngauruhoe, which you might know as Mt. Doom if you watched those movies with all the hobbits and orcs... we still haven't seen any hobbits, but some of the people might have been mistaken for them. We haven't seen a kiwi yet either (the bird, that is).
Our first day in Tongariro went well, we got to the hut nice and early, just in time to take shelter from the thunderstorm downpour with lots of hail.