More than 100 people – including three South Australians – are trying to be located by friends and family in the wake of a massive eruption at an active volcano off the North Island in New Zealand.
The Advertiser reported on Tuesday afternoon that the three missing South Australians had travelled together and were lawyer Gavin Dallow, his partner Lisa Hosking and teenage daughter, Zoe.
Their names are listed on a website set up by the New Zealand Red Cross to help connect people affected by the catastrophe.
The site has been inundated by families and friends.
People from multiple countries, including Australia, have been registering their loved ones as missing on the site Restoring Family Links since the eruption on White Island in the Bay of Plenty on Monday.
There were more than 100 names listed as of 10.45 AEDT on Tuesday and the majority were still missing.
But the status of more people had changed to “I Am Alive” from “Missing” since 8am AEDT.
The multiple nationalities on the list show the scale of the panic the disaster has sparked since the eruption on Monday.
People were seeking information about loved ones from the United Kingdom, United States, China, Singapore, Bourdeaux in France, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Canada, Portugal, Burma, New Delhi, New Guinea, and Holland.
So far, five people have been confirmed dead.
It’s believed up to three of those people are Australians, although this has not been confirmed.
Another eight, all believed to be Australians, are missing or unaccounted for.
Some 34 people, including 13 Australians, were rescued and taken to hospital suffering burns.
Of these, 31 remain in hospital while three have been discharged.
Below is the Red Cross list of the Australians listed as missing at 10.45 AEDT. (Some may still be in hospital, some may be unaccounted for and some may be safe but not yet able to contact the Red Cross or others to notify their status.)
AUSTRALIANS LISTED AS MISSING, AS AT 10.45AM AEDT
* South Australia
Gavin Brian Dallow, 53, Adelaide
Zoe Hosking, 15, Adelaide
Lisa Hosking, 48, Adelaide
Robert Rogers, 78, Herberton, Queensland
Maree Fish, 46, Brisbane
Amy Miall, 30, Brisbane
* New South Wales
Maureen Jones, 68, Bathurst NSW
Jason David Griffiths, 33, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Karla Michelle Mathews, 32, Coffs Habour, NSW
Richard Aaron Elzer, 32, Coffs Harbour
Alison Harris, 52, Newcastle, NSW
Anthony Langford, 51, North Sydney
Jesse Landford, 18, North Sydney
Winona Langford, 17, North Sydney
Kristine Langford, age not given, Australia (believed North Sydney)
Gary Woolley, age not given, Sydney
Jane Murray, 56, Sydney
Marion London, 56, Sydney
Sheree Toope, 31, Sydney
Mathew Thomas, 31, Tamworth NSW
Stuart Raymond Trott, 45, Melbourne
* Australia (no state named)
Jessica Richards, 20, Australia
Julie Richards, 47, Australia
Martin Hollander, 48, Australia
Susan Maree Cole, no other details, Australia
NZ Red Cross website: redcross.org.nz