Whakaari/White Island: Maritime exclusion zone to lift today

7:07 am on 20 December 2019

The maritime exclusion zone in force around Whakaari/White Island following last week's eruption will be lifted at 6pm.

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Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

The five-nautical-mile zone was imposed to allow police and the defence force to recover the bodies of some of those killed in the eruption 11 days ago.

It remained in place to allow for a search both on the island and at sea for two people still missing.

A rāhui prohibiting the collection of any seafood or any fishing, remains.

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