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Health and safety law overhaul delayed
Health and safety law overhaul delayed

A bill overhauling the health and safety laws in New Zealand in the wake of the Pike River disaster has been delayed because…

Pike River compo offer defended
Pike River compo offer defended

It was right to consider a compensation offer when deciding to drop charges against former Pike River…

Pike River: Judicial review into charges wraps up
Pike River: Judicial review into charges wraps up

A lawyer for WorkSafe NZ says Pike River Coal had already been held to account when charges against…

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Mining company try for new permit Mining company try for new permit

A company which spent up to $65 million in a failed…

Pike River survivor awarded for bravery Pike River survivor awarded for bravery

Pike River Mine survivor Daniel Rockhouse says he…

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Pike River case heads back to court
Pike River case heads back to court

Families of the men killed in the Pike River mine blast say a $3.4 million payment does not equal justice.

Court to look at charges over deaths
Court to look at charges over deaths

A judicial review will be held in the High Court at Wellington next month into the Crown's decision to drop charges against…

Pike River should become 'Great Walk'
Pike River should become 'Great Walk'

The Government has ordered a feasibility study into a new ‘great walk’ from the Pike River Mine site and over the Paparoa…

Smith begins talks on Pike River plans
Smith begins talks on Pike River plans

Government Minister Nick Smith has started discussions on what to do with the Pike River mine site.

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Pike families let final hopes fade
Pike families let final hopes fade

Families of 29 dead mine workers have finally conceded that the men's bodies will never be recovered…

Pike River: 'It's unjust and so unfair'

Four years, a thousand tears and $5.2 million later, the Pike River Mine re-entry plan has been finally abandoned.

PM: Solid 'did everything they could'

Prime Minister John Key says Solid Energy "did everything they possibly could" to recover the bodies of 29 miners at Pike…

Is not re-entering Pike River Mine the right decision?

Solid Energy has announced it will not re-enter the Pike River Mine drift because the company considers the risks to life…

Solid removes key re-entry tool
Solid removes key re-entry tool

Solid Energy is withdrawing its nitrogen machine - a key tool in the Pike River re-entry hopes - from…

Pike River re-entry decision delayed

Solid Energy has delayed making a decision on whether to go ahead with the re-entry of the Pike River Mine drift after consulting…

Pike River had 'worst of everything'

The Pike River Mine tragedy will go down as a lesson in "what can go wrong when everything's wrong", according to one of…

Rodney Hide: Pike River super-caution admirable

The election's over and we are now back complaining and telling everyone else their job. We're good at that.

'I'll fight to my last breath'

Dean Dunbar has vowed to "fight to my last breath" to ensure his son's remains are recovered from the Pike River Mine.

Pike River mine entered last month
Pike River mine entered last month

The mines inspectorate entered the Pike River Mine for the first time a month ago, papers released under…

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