NZ volcano emergency: missing Australians

Jason Griffiths (L), Karla Mathews (C) and Richard Elzer (R) died in the NZ volcanic eruption.
Jason Griffiths (L), Karla Mathews (C) and Richard Elzer (R) died in the NZ volcanic eruption.

NZ VOLCANO ERUPTION - THE AUSTRALIAN TOLL SO FAR

* Brisbane woman Julie Richards, 47, and her daughter Jessica, 20.

* Adelaide man Gavin Dallow, 53.

* Mr Dallow's family says his stepdaughter, 15-year-old Zoe Hosking, is missing presumed dead on White Island, but this is not officially confirmed.

* Coffs Harbour couple Karla Mathews, 32, and Richard Elzer, 32.

* Their friend Jason Griffiths died in hospital with burns to 80 per cent of his body.

* Teenage brothers Berend and Matthew Hollander have been confirmed dead by their Sydney school Knox Grammar. Their parents Martin and Barbara Hollander remain unaccounted for.

* Melbourne woman Krystal Browitt, 21, is missing, presumed dead but this is not officially confirmed.

* Fears are also held for another Sydney family: Anthony and Kristine Langford, son Jesse, 19, and daughter Winona, 17.

* Some of 10 of the Australians in hospitals across New Zealand have been transported to Sydney and Melbourne on special RAAF flights.

Australian Associated Press