People are asking why tourists were still allowed to visit the White Island after seismic monitoring experts had raised the eruption alert level just three weeks before the volcano blew. Photo: Reuters
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Adventure tourism should not put lives at risk

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is right to question why visitors were allowed on White Island after warnings were issued that volcano could erupt

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People are asking why tourists were still allowed to visit the White Island after seismic monitoring experts had raised the eruption alert level just three weeks before the volcano blew. Photo: Reuters
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