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Australian toll at 14 from New Zealand White Island volcano

Gavin Dallow (L) and his stepdaughter Zoe Hosking (R) were killed in volcanic eruption. Lisa Dallow (C) has been flown to Australia for burns treatment. Source: AAP

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs says at least 14 Australian citizens and residents are presumed to have died in the NZ volcano blast.

The latest official update indicates 14 Australian citizens and residents are likely to have died in Monday's volcanic eruption in New Zealand - that's half of the 28 citizens and residents caught up in the disaster.

Information from families and friends indicate 10 Australians have been confirmed dead or presumed dead, while fears are held for five more.

Here's the latest from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and NZ Police:

BODIES TAKEN FROM WHITE ISLAND:

- Six bodies were removed from White Island on Friday, two remain.

- Australia's foreign minister expects all six to be identified as Australians, but NZ police say that's premature

- NZ police have previously named the Australians on the island as:

- Brisbane woman Julie Richards, 47, and her daughter Jessica, 20

- Melbourne woman Krystal Browitt, 21

- Coffs Harbour couple Richard Elzer and Karla Matthews, both 32

- Adelaide schoolgirl Zoe Hosking, 15

Friends of Jason Griffiths, Karla Mathews and Richard Elzer say they are deeply saddened to have lost the trio.
Friends of Jason Griffiths, Karla Mathews and Richard Elzer say they are deeply saddened to have lost the trio.
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OTHER DEATHS:

- Sydney high school students and brothers Berend, 16, and Matthew Hollander, 13.

- Adelaide man Gavin Dallow, 53, stepfather of Zoe Hosking

- Coffs Harbour man Jason Griffiths; friend of Richard Elzer and Karla Matthews

Jessica Richards and her mother Julie are among the Australian victims of the volcanic eruption on White Island.
Jessica Richards and her mother Julie are among the Australian victims of the volcanic eruption on White Island.
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MISSING:

- Sydney couple Martin and Barbara Hollander, parents of Berend and Matthew

- Sydney couple Anthony and Kristine Langford, and daughter Winona, 17. The couple's son Jesse, 19, survived family have indicated

WHAT DFAT SAYS:

- 24 Australian citizens and four permanent Australian residents were caught in the eruption

- DFAT lists 14 as dead, presumed dead or missing

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS:

- 11 confirmed dead, or presumed dead or missing

- 11 survivors transferred home to Australian hospitals

- One further survivor expected to be brought home within 24 hours

* One other survivor to remain in hospital in New Zealand

PERMANENT AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS:

- Two died in hospital

- One is presumed dead or missing

- One expected to be transferred to Australia in the next 24 hours

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