Damien O’Connor has taken it to Nick Smith on the re-entry of Pike River mine this Question Time:
O’Connor then tabled an email from a former Mines Inspector, Tony Forster, who told the families in an email yesterday that there was already a “suitable scheme” to re-enter the mine, and he would “be honoured to take part in or lead a drift recovery”.
Nick Smith is covering for John Key, who made a promise to the Pike River families that he was “absolutely committed to getting the boys out.”
Denise Roche of the Greens also took Smith on in the House.
The government is trying to fling mud about the families “being cavalier”. But the experts agree the mine can be re-entered safely.
Keep your promise, John.