Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, May 3rd, 2019 - 51 comments
Re-entry to the Pike River mine has been delayed so that a high oxygen reading from within the mine can be understood.
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: 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: 7:25 pm, December 12th, 2016 - 76 comments
Bill English tells the families he’ll meet them “later”. They’ve waited for justice for six years. It’s always “later”.
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: 11:57 am, November 20th, 2016 - 81 comments
Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of the Pike River disaster. Here is a statement released by Andrew Little urging that the mine not be sealed and the deaths of the miners be investigated and their bodies brought home.
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 - 62 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.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, November 13th, 2016 - 23 comments
What exactly happened at Pike River? The families of the 29 men who died don’t know, and as Solid Energy moves to seal the mine forever, they demand justice.