13 Jul 2023

'Everybody run' tourist recounts terrifying experience on Whakaari

From Checkpoint, 6:07 pm on 13 July 2023

'Everybody run.' An Australian tourist has recounted the terrifying experience of being on Whakaari / White Island when it erupted.

This week, Auckland District Court has heard at times graphic accounts of what happened on the ground during the eruption, and the lasting impact it's had on victims.

A warning: aspects of this story are distressing.

Our reporter, Finn Blackwell, was there.