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  1. Video for Whakatane touch champs raise funds for Whakaari victims
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    Whakatane touch champs raise funds for Whakaari victims

    The Wairere touch team has fundraised for families and victims of the Whakaari White Island eruption. 

  2. Video for Exclusive: Former White Island Tours whānau speak
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    Exclusive: Former White Island Tours whānau speak

    Former White Island Tours owner's son Isaac Tait is backing Ngāti Awa to ensure that the tourism business continues, despite what has happened. He spoke exclusively with Te Ao Māori News that shutting down the business will have a huge impact on local businesses in Whakatāne. “There's been harsh criticism to White Island Tours, to the iwi, to the people who drove the boats out there. No one woke up that day expecting that and I think social media has got a lot to blame for that.”

  3. Video for Tipene Maangi makes final journey home to Te Whānau a Apanui
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    Tipene Maangi makes final journey home to Te Whānau a Apanui

    The only Māori victim and Whakatāne local who lost his life in the eruption Tipene Maangi had his name officially released by the police today. New Zealand musicians and Whakatāne locals will pay respects to the victims and their families of the Whakaari White Island eruption at today's Whakatāne Christmas at the Park.

  4. Video for Police release first formally identified victim's name, as PM calls for a minute’s silence for victims of Whakaari eruption
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    Police release first formally identified victim's name, as PM calls for a minute’s silence for victims of Whakaari eruption

    At 5pm today, Police released the name of the first formally identified victim of the Whakaari White Island eruption, a Bay of Plenty Civil Defence media release says. 

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    The NZDF mission to recover the Whakaari dead

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have issued a statement of their mission to recover the six bodies that were retrieved from Whakaari today. They are actively supporting the work to recover the two bodies that are yet to be retrieved. Commander Joint Forces New Zealand Rear Admiral (RADM) Jim Gilmour said the thoughts of all those involved in the recovery operation today were with the victims and their loved ones.

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    Recovery team has landed on Whakaari

    Police have confirmed the recovery team undertaking the operation to remove bodies on Whakaari - White Island have landed on the island.

  7. Video for Police confirm plan to recover bodies from Whakaari – White Island
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    Police confirm plan to recover bodies from Whakaari – White Island

    Police and experts plan to deploy early tomorrow morning in an attempt to recover the bodies of those still located on Whakaari – White Island. In a press conference this evening Deputy Commissioner National Operations Mike Clement outlined conditions were volatile and could change but highlighted Police “had a plan” and would action it at first light.

  8. Video for Whakaari: Govt launch action plan and upgrade monitoring systems
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    Whakaari: Govt launch action plan and upgrade monitoring systems

    There appear to be more questions than answers when it comes to the Government recovery plan. As the questions continue, the coalition Government launched its plan to prepare the country for any unexpected disasters.

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    Buttle family supports the rahui on Whakaari-White Island

    The Buttle family, who have owned Whakaari for over 80 years, has asked that the rāhui placed on the motu be respected. Te Ao understands that a rāhui has been placed on Whakaari which took place at the mouth of Ohinemataora River at 4am this morning.

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    "Focus must remain on those affected by eruption"- PM

    Focus will remain centered on supporting those in need and locating the eight people still missing after the Whakaari-White Island eruption.

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