Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, April 14th, 2020 - 53 comments
What is Covid-19 telling us about our response as a nation?
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, February 21st, 2019 - 30 comments
The Pike River families have released an internal police document describing the handling of evidence from the crime scene as diabolical.
Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, November 18th, 2018 - 102 comments
Stacy Kirk has made the outlandish claim that Andrew Little is prepared to risk someone’s life in his desire to have the Pike River mine properly investigated.
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, November 24th, 2017 - 19 comments
Helen Kelly blogged four years ago why the deal that allowed Peter Whittall to walk free following the Pike River disaster was unjust and flawed. Yesterday the Supreme Court agreed.
Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, October 6th, 2017 - 90 comments
Among the biggest winners of the election will be the Pike River families. Labour and Greens support re-entry. Gower on National: “They will not go into Opposition over this… They will literally go back on everything they’ve said in order to get Winston into power.”
Written By: - Date published: 1:46 pm, August 15th, 2017 - 10 comments
Most major political parties apart have agreed to a commitment which would set up a government agency to take over Pike River Mine and reclaim the miners’ bodies. Naturally the exception is National – isolated on this issue prior to the election….
Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, July 18th, 2017 - 73 comments
David Seymour has managed to make the most stupid statement by a politician this year, and it is only just over half way through.
Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, July 8th, 2017 - 41 comments
A Newshub article where Nick Smith contradicts the Police and Solid Energy about the existence of video showing a body in Pike River has disappeared …
Written By: - Date published: 6:44 pm, June 18th, 2017 - 21 comments
Tonight Newshub had new footage from deep inside Pike River mine. It showed no fire damage.
Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, May 1st, 2017 - 34 comments
Bill English claims to have been unaware of the video footage, but the night before Nick Smith’s spokesperson said the government had been “advised”. It would have been extraordinary if they had not. Pike River families deserve the truth.
Written By: - Date published: 6:33 pm, April 30th, 2017 - 49 comments
TV3 has released video confirming that the atmosphere in the Pike River Mine was inert and raising major doubts about the claim that the mine was too unsafe to extract the bodies or to investigate the causes.
Written By: - Date published: 11:27 am, February 26th, 2017 - 10 comments
An excellent piece by Pike River mum, Sonya Rockhouse, in today’s Sunday Star-Times. The full article is here, but here are some of the most important points…
Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, February 17th, 2017 - 4 comments
Any sign of progress is welcome, but let’s hope English is not deliberately stringing along the Pike River families with false hope.
Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, February 8th, 2017 - 13 comments
Solid Energy trucks have refused to cross the picket line at Pike River this morning after the families set up effigies of their dead men.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 21st, 2017 - 105 comments
I want justice for the families of the worst workplace tragedy in decades. If New Zealanders choose to change the Government this year, Pike will be a priority in my first hundred days as Prime Minister.
Written By: - Date published: 3:47 pm, December 13th, 2016 - 48 comments
The Pike River families have presented expert reports at Parliament today to establish the mine is safe to re-enter.
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 pm, December 2nd, 2016 - 39 comments
Heartbreaking stories from the picket line down at the West Coast.
Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, November 24th, 2016 - 35 comments
An engineer’s report concluded it would be safe to enter the mine to look for evidence of the cause the blasts which killed 29 men.
Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, November 22nd, 2016 - 52 comments
On Checkpoint Nigel Hampton QC described the Pike River mine as a ‘crime scene’ and a ‘homicide scene’, and he questioned the motives of those rushing to seal the mine.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 19th, 2016 - 11 comments
For six years the families of the men who died at Pike River have not had clear answers about what happened. From the Pike River Royal Commission, they got some answers. From the government, nothing but lies.
Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, November 19th, 2016 - 17 comments
Six years ago this morning, 31 men went to work in a coal mine. 29 of them still lay there.
Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, November 17th, 2016 - 63 comments
Damien O’Connor and Denise Roche have taken it to Nick Smith in the House today over the government’s plan to seal Pike River mine forever.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, November 15th, 2016 - 22 comments
“Now six years later, the Government is moving to seal the mine. They are literally putting hundreds of tonnes of concrete between us and our boys. Between the whole world and whatever evidence of what happened is down there.”