Families of the Whakaari/White Island victims are furious about the lack of action to recover bodies. They are asking why the police won't let anyone out to the island when there are people willing to volunteer.
The Pharmac debate has been a long winded battle for those on the frontline. Activists have brought attention to the lack of funding for life saving drugs, specifically for cancer patients. Malcolm and Wiki Mulholland have been campaigning for better cancer care for almost two years now. We've followed their journey through both success and loss.
Today Police will attempt to deploy drones that will assess whether Whakaari /White Island is safe enough to send out recovery teams. Time is ticking for families who are anxious to hear about their missing loved ones. With Kiwis ready and willing to go on the island immediately, should the recovery effort start now?