The Sabancaya volcano, in the Arequipa region of Peru, made a comeback overnight, after a series of explosions sent ash and smoke up into air.
The ash and smoke travelled as far as 3,500 metres into the sky, covering a radius of a little over 30 kilometres in distance, according to the country's Volcanic Risk Management Technical-Scientific Committee.
The neighbouring areas of Cabanaconde, Tapay, Lari, Madrigal, Pinchollo, Maca and parts of Achoma were affected.
An earlier explosion by the same was registered late last Friday when Sabancaya sent a plume of smoke as far as 2,500 metres into the sky.
Maori Public Health boss Lance Norman told politicians today that 35 per cent of Maori still smoke, along with 25 per cent of Pasifika and 12-13 per cent of all other ethnicities.