Ngāti Rangitihi stands with Ngāti Awa to share your sadness and grief on the loss of life on Whakaari.

From Matatā we can see Whakaari shrouded with the aftermath of the eruption. We karakia for a speedy and successful recovery of those who have been injured and the return to whānau of all those who have died.

We express our support for Ngāti Awa as the Iwi confronts the many aspects that will inevitably emanate from an accident of this nature.

Nō reira, he mihi maioha, he mihi aroha hoki tēnei ki a koe.