18 Dec 2019

Whakaari/White Island: Questions raised about adventure tourism rules

From Morning Report, 6:39 am on 18 December 2019

Questions are being asked whether rules covering adventure tourism are fit for purpose in the wake of the deaths and injuries in the White Island/Whakaari eruption.

The regulations require commercial operators who provide adventure activities to pass safety audits and be registered by WorkSafe.

But if the system of protecting workers and tourists was working properly, why were so many killed and injured on a commercial visit to the island?

Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway, speaks to Susie Ferguson.