Madeleine and James Whitehouse.
Madeleine and James Whitehouse.

Queensland couple missing in NZ now accounted for

A YOUNG couple from Brisbane who were among 27 Australians initially listed as missing by the Red Cross following the volcanic eruption on White Island, New Zealand have been accounted for

Newlyweds James Whitehouse, 23, and Madeleine Whitehouse, 24, both of Brisbane, were on the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas when the natural disaster unfolded.

The names of the missing Australians appeared on the New Zealand Red Cross website Restoring Family Links late on Monday night after being reported missing by family or friends following the disaster.

Robert Rogers, 78, of Herberton, still remains missing. .

The Whitehouse couple are avid travellers who "love doing life together", according to their social media accounts.

The site says New Zealand Red Cross will respond to inquiries that have been registered on the Family Links website as soon as they are able.

New Zealand Red Cross is working with New Zealand Police to respond to this disaster.