2 Dec 2020

Whakaari/White Island: Differing opinions on independent investigation into rescue mission

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 2 December 2020

Ministers differ over the need for an independent investigation into the Whakaari/White Island rescue and recovery mission.

A major WorkSafe inquiry has charged 13 parties after examining events leading up to the eruption that killed 22 people.

There are no plans to scrutinize the decision to not send emergency services to the volcano immediately after the eruption, and the chaotic civilian-led rescue operation.

Here's RNZ political reporter, Katie Scotcher.