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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…

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 from the Pike River…

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

Pike River mine blast

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'
'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 entered last month

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

Editorial: Kinder to let Pike River become tomb

For nearly a year, it turns out, the Pike River mine could have been made safe to enter.

Pike River owner's wait to enter mine

Solid Energy says it is still evaluating the “potentially fatal risks” of re-entering the Pike River mine, but it is aiming…

Pike River 'safe' to enter, papers show

Pike River families say it's 'heartbreaking' Solid Energy has known for nearly a year the main entrance to the mine has…

Pike mine blast rings on in PM's ears
Pike mine blast rings on in PM's ears

It started well enough, but John Key left Greymouth with a heartfelt plea from the widow of one of the…

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