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Whakaari/White Island

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WorkSafe should take bigger role in adventure activities – Govt
18 Dec 2020  

WorkSafe should take bigger role in adventure activities – Govt

WorkSafe should take a greater leadership role in the adventure activities sector, according to a Government review.


Whakaari eruption court hearing moved to March
15 Dec 2020  

Whakaari eruption court hearing moved to March

The first court appearance for the 13 parties charged by WorkSafe in relation to the 2019 Whakaari/White Island eruption has been moved to next year. 


Whakaari/White Island, one year on – TBOP’s Kristin Dunne
9 Dec 2020  

Whakaari/White Island, one year on – TBOP’s Kristin Dunne

Tourism Bay of Plenty’s CEO recalls a day of “shock and disbelief” as the tragedy unfolded and the agency swung into crisis management.


White Island Tours owner leads services for Whakaari victims
9 Dec 2020  

White Island Tours owner leads services for Whakaari victims

A dawn service was held at Whakatane Heads this morning to commemorate the 22 lives lost in the Whakaari/White Island eruption one year ago.


Operators, govt agencies charged over White Island deaths
1 Dec 2020  

Operators, govt agencies charged over White Island deaths

White Island Tours and Volcanic Air Safaris are among the parties charged.


Families to miss Whakaari commemoration due to Covid
30 Nov 2020  

Families to miss Whakaari commemoration due to Covid

Covid-19 restrictions mean many families of the victims of last year’s eruption will not be able to attend the one year commemoration.


Whakaari White Island eruption death toll rises
27 Nov 2020  

Whakaari White Island eruption death toll rises

German man Horst Westenfelder, 64, died on 2 July at an overseas hospital due to medical complications while receiving treatment for injuries.


Emerging from disaster – Tourism BOP’s Kristin Dunne
2 Jul 2020   /

Emerging from disaster – Tourism BOP’s Kristin Dunne

The RTO chief executive on the region’s resilience, reacting to disaster and moving forward.


Whakaari / White Island death toll rises
30 Jan 2020  

Whakaari / White Island death toll rises

The number of deaths from the Whakaari / White Island volcano eruption has reached 21.


Missing pair confirmed dead by coroner
24 Jan 2020  

Missing pair confirmed dead by coroner

The two people missing after the Whakaari/White Island eruption on 9 December 2019 have been confirmed dead by the chief coroner.


White Island Tours restarts Moutohorā/Whale Island trips
17 Jan 2020  

White Island Tours restarts Moutohorā/Whale Island trips

White Island Tours has restarted tours to Moutohorā Island for the first time since the Whakaari/White Island eruption on 9 December 2019.


Whakaari / White Island death toll rises to 20
13 Jan 2020  

Whakaari / White Island death toll rises to 20

The death toll from December’s Whakaari / White Island eruption has risen to 20 following the passing of a person in an Australian hospital overnight.


White Island Tours guide confirmed as one of two missing
18 Dec 2019  

White Island Tours guide confirmed as one of two missing

Police have confirmed White Island Tours guide Hayden Marshall-Inman is one of the two missing victims following the Whakaari / White Island eruption.


Immink: We’re at our best when things are at their worse
17 Dec 2019  

Immink: We’re at our best when things are at their worse

The Whakatāne councillor, tourism operator, and former TECNZ CEO, on how the local community has come together.


Whakaari / White Island: $5m fund to help Whakatāne businesses
17 Dec 2019  

Whakaari / White Island: $5m fund to help Whakatāne businesses

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a $5m fund to help small businesses in Whakatane following Whakaari / White Island eruption last Monday.


Body of White Island Tours guide returned to family
16 Dec 2019  

Body of White Island Tours guide returned to family

White Island Tours guide Tipene Maangi has been delivered back to his family after his body was transported from Auckland Hospital on Sunday morning.


“It’s not over yet” – two bodies remain missing
13 Dec 2019  

“It’s not over yet” – two bodies remain missing

Aerial and water searches of the area continue with a second land search being considered.


Whakaari / White Island: Six bodies recovered
13 Dec 2019  

Whakaari / White Island: Six bodies recovered

NZ Defence Force personnel landed on the island shortly after 8am today.


Support pours in for injured White Island Tours guides
13 Dec 2019  

Support pours in for injured White Island Tours guides

Kelsey Waghorn and Jake Milbank are suffering from severe burns.


‘Criminal inquiry’ had “horrendous” impact – White Island Tours chair
12 Dec 2019  

‘Criminal inquiry’ had “horrendous” impact – White Island Tours chair

The announcement of a criminal investigation into the deaths at White Island had a horrendous impact on staff at operator White Island Tours, says the company’s chair, Paul Quinn.


White Island Tours staff: Two presumed dead, one in intensive care
12 Dec 2019  

White Island Tours staff: Two presumed dead, one in intensive care

19-year-old guide Jake Milbank is at Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital suffering from burns to 80% of his body.


Why tourists were allowed on White Island
12 Dec 2019  

Why tourists were allowed on White Island

Tourism professor Michael Lueck on why visitors were allowed on the island and what changes might be made.


Wednesday Letter: Tours to White Island should not be stopped
11 Dec 2019  

Wednesday Letter: Tours to White Island should not be stopped

Despite Monday’s terrible events, operators should be allowed to return, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


White Island Tours one of NZ’s ‘safest place to work’
11 Dec 2019  

White Island Tours one of NZ’s ‘safest place to work’

Support has gathered for the operator at the centre of the Whakaari/White Island tragedy as investigations are launched.


Police backtrack on criminal investigation
11 Dec 2019  

Police backtrack on criminal investigation

WorkSafe has started an inquiry as another person succumbs to their injuries from the eruption.


Whakatane mayor: Long term impact on tourism unclear
10 Dec 2019  

Whakatane mayor: Long term impact on tourism unclear

The long term impact on the local tourism sector following the devastating eruption at Whakaari/White Island yesterday is yet to be determined, Whakatane Mayor Judy Turner


White Island Tours guides killed in eruption
10 Dec 2019  

White Island Tours guides killed in eruption

The operator’s chair, Paul Quinn, says “devastation is an understatement” following Monday’s eruption.


Visitors from five countries on Whakaari / White Island – PM
10 Dec 2019  

Visitors from five countries on Whakaari / White Island – PM

A local tour guide is among the five confirmed killed, with another eight still missing, presumed dead.


38 cruise passengers and crew caught in eruption
10 Dec 2019  

38 cruise passengers and crew caught in eruption

Thirty-seven passengers and one crew member from the Royal Carribean’s Ovation of the Seas cruise ship was caught up in Monday’s eruption at Whakaari / White Island.


White Island erupts: 5 dead, 8 missing, 31 injured
9 Dec 2019  

White Island erupts: 5 dead, 8 missing, 31 injured

The island is too dangerous for rescuers to return to this evening, say police.