CORRECTION: Serious crash, Opotiki
A statement issued by Police this morning regarding a
crash in Opotiki yesterday is not correct.
seriously injured in the crash has not died.
sincerely apologise for the error and any distress this may
have caused the man’s family.
We are working to
determine how this error has occurred and ensure it does not
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PM's Statement Prime Deadly Eruption Of Whakaari / White Island Eruption
At this stage, we can confirm that amongst those currently listed as missing or injured are New Zealanders who were part of the tour operation, and tourists from Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. That is to the best of our knowledge.
To those who have lost or are missing family and friends, we share in your unfathomable grief at this moment in time, and in your sorrow. Your loved ones stood alongside kiwis who were hosting you here. We grieve with you, and we grieve with them... More>>
Police Update: Five Confirmed Dead - Eight People Unaccounted For
Work has continued overnight to respond to the eruption on White Island. Enquiries with tour operators indicate that 47 people were on White Island at the time of the eruption. Police can now advise that in addition to the five people confirmed deceased, eight people remain unaccounted for following the eruption. More>>