Police do not believe there are any survivors on Whakaari / White Island, as eight people are confirmed missing after yesterday’s eruption; and a team of up to 20 St Johns paramedics have been working overnight to stabilise the critically injured.
1.Police do not believe there are any survivors on Whakaari / White Island, as eight people are confirmed missing after yesterday’s eruption. Waikato Police Superintendent Bruce Bird said eight people were missing; 47 people went on to the island, five are confirmed dead and 31 are in hospital and three have been discharged.Among the injured or missing are Australians, Americans, Chinese, British and Malaysians, as well as New Zealanders.
2. Former Whakatane mayor Tony Bonne has confirmed a local tour guide was killed in the explosion. He says Hayden Marshall Inman had been a guide for White Island Tours for a number of years.
3.A team of up to 20 St Johns paramedics have been working overnight to stabilise the critically injured.
4.A convoy of hundreds of vehicles is planning on leaving Franz Joseph at 2 this afternoon when the road south opens to one way traffic.
5.A survey has found just four percent of people are the victims of all crime each year. The Justice Ministry’s Crime and Victim Survey says the group it describes as highly victimised is most likely to be young and single.
6.Big secondary schools are unhappy with the system for calculating their staffing. They say it gives them too few teachers and it needs to change.
7.A new detour had been added to ease traffic congestion in South Canterbury after flooding closed a crucial bridge on State Highway 1 on Saturday.