Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces $5m package for Whakatane and Westland.

White Island tour operators facing two investigations into the death of 16 tourists could seek assistance from a $5 million Government fund to support businesses.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday said ministers had decided to create a $5 million fund for businesses in Whakatane, affected by a fatal eruption the volcanic island, and Westland, affected by storm damaged roads.

Speaking at her weekly post-Cabinet press conference, Ardern said a WorkSafe investigation into the White Island deaths could take up to a year.

What is the difference between this disaster and it’s affect on the businesses in the area, and the affect on the Taranaki oil and gas industry she destroyed with her stupid virtue signaling by her captains call last year?
Might it be the majority of business owners in the latest tragedy are of a certain skin colour? If so, then it’s a very poor example to set for future incidences that are bound to happen.