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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…

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…

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'No one who worked there has been the same' 'No one who worked there has been the same'

They gathered, again, to remember their loved ones…

Is it better across the Ditch? Is it better across the Ditch?

For a long time the Lucky Country drew Kiwis to its…

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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…

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 the mine site and…

Pike River re-entry decision delayed
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'
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…

Pike River mine blast

Rodney Hide: Pike River super-caution admirable
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…

'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

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
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…

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

It started well enough, but John Key left Greymouth with a heartfelt plea from the widow of one of the 29 dead Pike River…

Pike River families confront John Key

Prime Minister John Key stopped to talk to the Pike River families at a silent protest today.

Dave Dobbyn's Pike River tribute (+audio)

Dave Dobbyn's touching tribute to the victims of the Pike River disaster has been released. Called This Love , Dobbyn…

Pike River: Whittall returns to Australia
Pike River: Whittall returns to Australia

Former Pike River Coal chief executive Peter Whittall has returned home permanently to Australia.

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