16 April 2008
The formal identification process has been completed and Police are now able to release the names of six students and one teacher killed in tragic circumstances in the Ruapehu District yesterday.
They were teacher Anthony McLean, 29, of Howick and the following students.
Natasha Bray, 16, of Pakuranga
Portia McPhail, 16, of Manurewa
Huan (Tom) Hsu, 16, of Farm Cove
Anthony Mulder, 16, of Howick
Floyd Fernandez, 16, of Howick
Tara Gregory, 16, of Mt Wellington.
All seven deaths have been referred to the Palmerston North Coroner for investigation.