1 Nov 2023

Whakaari White Island victim's brother on management conviction

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 1 November 2023

The brother of the first identified victim of the Whakaari White Island eruption in 2019 says money spent on lawyers could have been better spent going into the community.

The island's owners Whakaari Management Limited was convicted on Tuesday for health and safety failures leading up to that day.

Mark Inman's brother Hayden Marshall-Inman had worked as a tour guide on the island for several years.

He says his brother knew the risks and the power and danger of an active volcano was a part of his attraction to the area.

Mark Inman spoke to Corin Dann.