Whakaari White Island Volcanic Eruption
Information for affected people and for people visiting the area during the holiday period.
Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones affected by the tragic volcanic eruption on Whakaari / White Island on 9 December, 2019.
A key focus since the eruption has been on supporting the victims, their families and friends.
The National Emergency Management Agency is responsible for All of Government Recovery coordination.
Below are a number of links with key information for affected people and for people visiting the area during the holiday period.
The National Emergency Management Agency has developed an all-of-Government factsheet on support and information available to people affected by the emergency.
Latest updates from NZ Police are available at: https://www.police.govt.nz/major-events/whakaariwhite-island-eruption
Volcanic Alert Bulletins and likelihood of future eruption updates are available at https://www.geonet.org.nz/
Local updates are available from Whakatane District Council https://www.whakatane.govt.nz/whakaari-white-island-event-response
Updates from Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa are available at https://www.ngatiawa.iwi.nz/
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group http://www.bopcivildefence.govt.nz/