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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"…

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'
'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 the Official Information…

Editorial: Kinder to let Pike River become tomb
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 mine, but it is aiming…

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Pike River 'safe' to enter, papers show
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…

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.

Pike River: Witnesses' names withheld

Many Pike River Mine witnesses who refused to appear at the aborted Peter Whittall trial into his role in the disaster that…

Escape tunnel ordered for underground museum

The Department of Conservation has to spend $320,000 installing an escape tunnel from its underground coal museum at Denniston…

Govt denies Pike River 'backroom deal'

The Govt denies a $3.41 million payout to Pike River families was a "backroom deal" to ensure charges against Peter Whittall…

Govt accused of dodgy Pike River deal

Labour is calling for the Government to come clean over why charges against chief executive Peter Whittall were discharged…

Pike River miner's drug-dealing partner avoids jail sentence
Pike River miner's drug-dealing partner avoids jail sentence

A Greymouth hairdresser who admitted a "tail-end Charlie" role in a West Coast drug dealing operation…

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