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Whakaari / White Island Recovery

Bay of Plenty Emergency Management Group coordinated the multi-agency response to the Whakaari / White Island eruption on 9 December 2019 with NZ Police leading search and recovery operations. On 20 December, we moved from response to recovery.

This recovery phase coordinates effort and processes to bring about immediate, medium and longer-term holistic regeneration and enhancement of a community after an emergency.

The Whakaari Recovery encompasses activities across three ‘environments’  - social, economic and natural, involving more than 15 partner and support organisations, including:

Whakatāne District Council

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa

District Health Boards/Ministry of Health - Manatu Hauora

Ngāti Awa Social and Health Services

National Emergency Management Agency - Te Rakau Whakamarumaru

GNS Science - Te Pu Ao

Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatu Ahu Matua

Tourism Bay of Plenty

Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Hikina Whakatutuki

ACC - Te Kaporeihana Awhina Hunga Whara

Ministry of Social Development - Te Manatu Whakahiato Ora

Worksafe - Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa