12 Dec 2019

Whakaari/White Island: Ngāti Awa to lead body recovery

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 12 December 2019

Police say Ngāti Awa will lead the recovery of bodies from Whakaari/ White Island once it is deemed safe to retrieve them.

When the bodies, or tupapaku, are recovered they will be placed on a navy ship and taken to the coroner in Auckland.

Deputy police commissioner Wally Haumaha spoke to RNZ reporter Māni Dunlop in Whakatane.