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