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Pike River inquiry findings released on Monday

Ben Rockhouse, 21, Josh Ufer, 25, and Joseph Dunbar, 17, who all died in the PIke River mine blast.
Ben Rockhouse, 21, Josh Ufer, 25, and Joseph Dunbar, 17, who all died in the PIke River mine blast.

The findings of the Pike River inquiry will be released to the victims' families in Greymouth on Monday.

The Royal Commission report, which will set out what happened in the disaster and what should be done to prevent further tragedies, will then be released to the public.

The Royal Commission presented its report to the Government on Tuesday.

Government ministers Gerry Brownlee and Christopher Finlayson confirmed today that they will present the report on Monday to the families of the 29 men who were killed following explosions in the mine in November 2010.

The report comes more than six months after the commission wrapped up the last of its hearings into the coal mine blasts.

Cabinet will consider the report on Monday prior to the ministers' meeting with families.

The Government response will be delivered publicly in Wellington following the release of the report.

- APNZ

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